0 Replies Latest reply on Apr 18, 2007 10:05 AM by Jens Hahn

    Cannot @In(ject) a Stateful Session Bean into another Statef

    Jens Hahn Newbie


      we're evaluating SEAM 1.2.1 together with ICEfaces 1.6 Alpha and Facelets on GlassFish v2. It was easier than we thought, but we didn't manage to inject (or biject!) a stateful session bean into another.

      What we want to do is the following:

      - Have a "controller" bean for every window/tab @Scope(ScopeType.CONVERSATION) that holds information about currently selected item, navigation history etc.
      - Have a "model" stateful session bean for storing available items for each view in use.

      This way one could write the following expression

      <h:outputText value="#{controller.selected.name}"/>

      (Bean-Code is at the end of the posting...)

      What happens is the following:

      * The ControllerBean is created in Conversation-Context when used in the presentation layer.
      * In NamingManagerImpl.java the following componentId is used as the namespace for lookup "MY_EAR_MY" (where "MY_EAR" is the (Eclipse) application-project and "MY" is the name of the web-application project)
      * Note: this also works for the other component if used (and created) in the presentation layer (i.e. "model.getItems()")
      * @In(jection) takes place, but of course there is no ModelBean in the session context

      Now the Seam-Interceptor tries to auto-create a ModelBean, but when it comes to the lookup NamingManagerImpl retrieves the componentId relative to the ControllerBean
      (using ComponentInvocation ci = im.getCurrentInvocation();)!

      Thus it searches the namespace componentId "MY_EAR_MY_EJB.jar_ControllerBean_77129428636467201" which fails because there is no ModelBean component registered there.

      But: If we change the componentId in the debugger manually to "MY_EAR_MY" everything works fine. Question is did we make a configuration error or is this a bug? We can't explain why direct creation works but @AutoCreate in another component does not. Any hints and help appreciated, thanks in advance!


      The whole application is EARed, consisting of a WAR, an EJB-Jar and an EJB-Client.jar, using Eclipse WTP 1.5.3 on Java 6 (and Java EE 5 of course).

      // from web.xml
       <!-- same for ModelBean -->

      // ModelBean.java
      public class ModelBean implements ModelLocal, Serializable {

      // ControllerBean.java
      import org.jboss.seam.ScopeType;
      import org.jboss.seam.annotations.Destroy;
      import org.jboss.seam.annotations.In;
      import org.jboss.seam.annotations.Name;
      import org.jboss.seam.annotations.Scope;
      import org.jboss.seam.ejb.SeamInterceptor;
      import java.io.Serializable;
      import java.util.*;
      import javax.ejb.Remove;
      import javax.ejb.Stateful;
      import javax.ejb.Stateless;
      import javax.interceptor.Interceptors;
      public class ControllerBean implements ControllerLocal, Serializable {
       private static final long serialVersionUID = 9095028668253422692L;
       protected Item selected = null;
       protected ModelBusiness model;
       public void remove_destroy() { }
       public ControllerBean() {
       if(model.getItems().size() > 0) {
       selected = model.getItems().get(0);
       // [...]
       @In //(create=true) // using @AutoCreate on ModelBean
       public void setModel(ModelBusiness model) {
       this.model = model;