I realize I wasn't very clear in my previous posting. I changed the size of the String mapping in the standard conf file. Are these values in the standardcmp-jdbc.xml (or whatever that name of the file is that holds the default mappings)chosen for any particular reason? Are they odd? I know I can override them by specifying a mapping file in the META-INF of the jar. I guess I'll try that next.
Yeah, the override using jbosscmp-jdbc.xml worked just fine. I guess it didn't work in standard due to db pilot error, so never mind. Altho the defaults for VARCHAR and JAVA_OBJECT strike me as odd.