I would like to use @Transactional on class level of a derived class, e. g.
public class Derived extends Base
I experience that only the methods of the class itself are intercepted whereas the methods inherited from the base class are called without transaction handling.
The reason is the way org.jboss.seam.transaction.TransactionInterceptor looks for the annotation: If the annotation is not placed on the method itself, the class declaring the method is searched for the annotation. In case of a base class method, the class in my example is Base - which has no @Transactional annotation.
So: Is this the intended behaviour? If so, it would render @Transactional much less useful: In my example above I would like to have *all* methods called transactionally, not only the methods of Derived.
Thanks for any hints.
Yes, this is intended. I think There was a JIRA about this, but I don't recall what the outcome was. DeltaSpike has the same thing. I recommend discussing it on the user list (email@example.com).