0 Replies Latest reply on May 26, 2011 6:06 AM by Martin Phillips

    Overriding/setting activation-config-properties at deploy time

    Martin Phillips Newbie

      Hi there,

       

      I'm pretty new to JBoss and am trying to work out how to override/set activation-config-properties on an MDB at deploy time, specifically without having to embed the properties inside the ear file itself.

       

      My understanding of the places you can set/override activation config properties are as follows:

       

      code annotations in the MDB itself

      elements in the ejb-jar.xml file in the ear file

      elements in the jboss.xml file in the ear file

       

      I'm looking to be able to set some activation-config-properties (e.g. for the host/port of the messaging provider) from outside of the ear file so that deployers of this MDB ear don't need to dig into the ear file itself to add/modify files that are in there before deploying it.

       

      The closest I've been able to find on instructions for how to do this was an article here

      http://community.jboss.org/wiki/HowToConfigureEJB3MDBsForIBMWebsphereMQ

       

      This seems rather complicated, and still requires specific information to be set inside the ear file to point the deployment of the MDB to use this custom Domain/interceptor which I'd like to avoid if possible.

       

      I have limited experience with other application servers, but know that Apache Geronimo allows you to deploy an application with a 'plan' file that can be used to to set values like this.

       

      I'm currently planning to deploy on JBoss 5.1 and above, so a common soluion that works on all of them would be great.

       

      Can anyone point me in the right direction?

       

       

      Martin.