What is the easiest way to change the state of an entity bean without calling the set methods of an CMP entity bean? The implementation class of the CMP entity bean is not generated until deployment time so you don't have access to the instance variables. I'm sure the persistence managers load the state into the CMP entity bean somehow but I haven't dug into the code to look yet.
Any help is appreciated.
What are you trying to achieve, why are you trying to avoid the update mechanism provided to you?