thought maybe somebody here could help me.
what i'm doing is pretty straightforward and typical:
servlet calls the stateless session bean which calls the CMP entity bean.
however i seem to be having some problems when i update the DB by hand. The updates aren't propagated back.it almost looks like the session bean has retained references to the old entitybean/data. once i exit the stateles session bean shouldn't those references be removed? is there something i should watch out for? i have some helper classes which use references to the entity bean to get values from the cmp bean.
now here's the really weird part. i define my custom finder in jaws which returns a collection, i use an iterator to go through the data. everything is fine the first time and i do a remove on the iterator after each entry. data consistent.session bean exited. the second time i call the session bean, after having updated the DB, the finder correctly finds the number of entries corresponding to the query, however when i iterate through them again, EXACT SAME data as before! no updates have been propagated back. i have to restart JBoss to get get everything resynchronised.
doh! never mind.. the commit option needed to be changed.