2 Replies Latest reply on Apr 21, 2002 3:00 AM by Wayne Pennington

    xdoclet, JBoss-30-RC1, and *.xml generation

    Geoffry Roberts Newbie

      I began using the xdoclet.jar that comes with JBoss as opposed to the xdoclet.jar that one gets from sourceforge (v1.1.2). With the JBoss version I find that only a shell of ejb-jar.xml is being generated. The same problem occurs with jboss.xml. The file jbosscmp-jdbc.xml is not being generated at all.

      These *.xml files are being generated when I use the sourceforge version.

      Can anyone weigh-in on this?

      The reason I tried the switch is because I was because the @ejb:dataobject extends="something" was not working, (I always got an extension of java.lang.Object) and in jboss.xml the jndi-name was not being generated properly.

        • 1. Re: xdoclet, JBoss-30-RC1, and *.xml generation
          Wayne Pennington Newbie

          I'm using xdoclet.jar 1.1.2 and jboss-3.0.0RC1_tomcat-4.0.3 to generate nearly correct deployment files (ejb-jar, jboss, jaws, and jbosscmp-jdbc). I hope the code snippets help you get a little further. (The thought of this is ugly, but you could use differet xdoclet distributions to perform different parts of your build.)

          I get the following ERROR on deployment (
          I am not sure whether I must add the data jbosscmp-jdbc-load-CustomerBean.xml merge file the xdoclet output suggests. It appears I do). If a JBoss pro can help, I would be happy to post a working xdoclet example ... that has all the weblogic crap stripped out! ;)

          17:04:11,479 ERROR [EntityContainer] Exception in service lifecyle operation: create
          org.jboss.deployment.DeploymentException: CMP field not found : fieldName=name
          at org.jboss.ejb.plugins.cmp.jdbc.metadata.JDBCEntityMetaData.(JDBCEntityMetaData.java:465)

          I'm using a modified xdoclet sample ant build.xml from cvs that has the following in its ejbdoclet task:

          My bean files generally include a header like:

          * @ejb:bean
          * type="CMP"
          * name="bank/Customer"
          * jndi-name="ejb/bank/Customer"
          * local-jndi-name="ejb/bank/Customer"
          * view-type="both"
          * cmp-version="2.x"
          * @ejb:ejb-ref ejb-name="bank/Customer"
          * @ejb:value-object name="Customer" match="*" instantiation="eager"
          * @ejb:security-role-ref role-name="admin" role-link="Administrator"
          * @ejb:permission role-name="Teller"
          * @ejb:transaction type="Required"
          * @ejb:finder signature="Collection findAll()" role-name="Teller" transaction-type="NotSupported"
          * @ejb:finder signature="Collection findAlsoInSuper()" transaction-type="NotSupported"
          * @jboss:ejb-ref-jndi ref-name="bank/Customer" jndi-name="ejb/bank/Customer"
          * @jboss:table-name "customer"
          * @jboss:create-table "true"
          * @jboss:remove-table "true"
          * @jboss:tuned-updates "true"
          * @jboss:read-only "false"

          This produces the following in the jbosscmp-jdbc.xml:









          To define load groups for this entity, write a file named
          jbosscmp-jdbc-load-CustomerBean.xml and put it in
          your mergedir. Write it according to the following DTD slice:
          <!ELEMENT load-groups (load-group+)>
          <!ELEMENT load-group (load-group-name, description?, field-name+)>
          <!ELEMENT load-group-name (#PCDATA)>
          <!ELEMENT description (#PCDATA)>
          <!ELEMENT field-name (#PCDATA)>
          <!ELEMENT eager-load-group (#PCDATA)>
          <!ELEMENT lazy-load-groups (load-group-name+)>

          • 2. Re: xdoclet, JBoss-30-RC1, and *.xml generation
            Wayne Pennington Newbie

            You'll want to ignore my two cents in the last post except for the point that xdoclet 1.1.2 seems to generate most of the *.xml. My xdoclet declarations have changed a bit and 'am trying to address related valueobject issues.