0 Replies Latest reply on Apr 11, 2007 12:25 PM by swing

    Setting primary key in valueobject using XDoclet and unknown

    swing Newbie

      Hi,

      I'm having problems with my VOs in XDoclet.
      I can generate my VOs allright, and using them on client side is a great releaf.

      When receiving VOs back from client, I would like to update the bean by calling setXXXValue(vo) in the bean, but because the CMP layer doesn't set the pk automatically when creating the VO, an exceptions is thrown because the CMP layer can't get hold of other beans referenced by the bean to be updated.

      I have searched the web like a mad man, but it seems that nobody have touched upon this issue.
      I'm aware that when using unknown-pk, I give complete control of the PK to the CMP layer, but never the less, it would be smart to have the correct PK in the VO.
      Is there a work around, or should I use a different approach than VOs?

      Bean in questing:


      /**
       * XDoclet-based CMP 2.x entity bean. This class must be declared
       * public abstract because the concrete class will
       * be implemented by the CMP providers tooling.
       *
       * To generate EJB related classes using XDoclet:
       *
       * - Add Standard EJB module to XDoclet project properties
       * - Customize XDoclet configuration
       * - Run XDoclet
       *
       * Below are the xdoclet-related tags needed for this EJB.
       *
       * @ejb.bean name="Customer"
       * display-name="Name for Customer"
       * description="Description for Customer"
       * jndi-name="ejb/Customer"
       * primary-key-class="java.lang.Object"
       * type="CMP"
       * cmp-version="2.x"
       * view-type="local"
       *
       * @ejb.pk class="java.lang.Object"
       * @ejb.util generate="physical"
       * @ejb.persistence table-name="Customer"
       * @ejb.value-object
       *
       * @ejb.ejb-external-ref
       * view-type="local"
       * link="User"
       * ref-name="ejb/UserLocal"
       * type="Entity"
       * home="com.tmn.ejb.user.entity.generated.UserLocalHome"
       * business="com.tmn.ejb.user.entity.generated.UserLocal"
       * @ejb.ejb-external-ref
       * view-type="local"
       * link="IPPhoneSubscription"
       * ref-name="ejb/IPPhoneSubscriptionLocal"
       * type="Entity"
       * home="com.tmn.ejb.product.entity.generated.IPPhoneSubscriptionLocalHome"
       * business="com.tmn.ejb.product.entity.generated.IPPhoneSubscriptionLocal"
       *
       * @ejb.finder
       * signature="com.tmn.contentdanmark.ejb.user.entity.generated.CustomerLocal findLocalByUserName(java.lang.String userName)"
       * query="SELECT OBJECT(a) FROM Customer a WHERE ( a.user.userName=?1 )"
       *
       * @ejb.finder
       * signature="java.util.Collection findAll()"
       * query="SELECT OBJECT(a) FROM Customer a"
       */
      public abstract class CustomerEJB implements EntityBean {
      
       /** The entity context */
       private EntityContext context;
      
       private java.util.Date creationDate;
      
       /**
       * There are zero or more ejbCreate<METHOD>(...) methods, whose signatures match
       * the signatures of the create<METHOD>(...) methods of the entity bean?s home interface.
       * The container invokes an ejbCreate<METHOD>(...) method on an entity bean instance
       * when a client invokes a matching create<METHOD>(...) method on the entity bean?s
       * home interface.<br>
       *
       * The entity bean provider?s responsibility is to initialize the instance in the ejbCreate<
       * METHOD>(...) methods from the input arguments, using the get and set accessor
       * methods, such that when the ejbCreate<METHOD>(...) method returns, the persistent
       * representation of the instance can be created. <br>
       *
       * The entity bean provider must not attempt to modify the values of cmr-fields in an ejbCreate<
       * METHOD(...) method; this should be done in the ejbPostCreate<METHOD(...) method instead.<br>
       *
       * The entity object created by the ejbCreate<METHOD> method must have a unique primary
       * key. This means that the primary key must be different from the primary keys of all the existing
       * entity objects within the same home. However, it is legal to reuse the primary key of a previously
       * removed entity object. The implementation of the bean provider?s ejbCreate<
       * METHOD>(...) methods should be coded to return a null.<br>
       *
       * An ejbCreate<METHOD>(...) method executes in the transaction context determined by
       * the transaction attribute of the matching create<METHOD>(...) method.
       * The database insert operations are performed by the container within the same
       * transaction context after the Bean Provider?s ejbCreate<METHOD>(...) method completes.
       *
       * @throws CreateException Thrown if method fails due to system-level error.
       * @param creationDate
       *
       * @ejb.create-method
       */
       public java.lang.Object ejbCreate(Date creationDate) throws CreateException {
       this.setCreationDate(creationDate);
       return null;
       }
      
       /**
       * For each ejbCreate<METHOD>(...) method, there is a matching ejbPostCreate<
       * METHOD>(...) method that has the same input parameters but whose return type is
       * void. The container invokes the matching ejbPostCreate<METHOD>(...) method on
       * an instance after it invokes the ejbCreate<METHOD>(...) method with the same arguments.
       * The instance can discover the primary key by calling getPrimaryKey() on its
       * entity context object. <br>
       *
       * The entity object identity is available during the ejbPostCreate<METHOD>(...)
       * method. The instance may, for example, obtain the component interface of the associated entity
       * object and pass it to another enterprise bean as a method argument.<br>
       *
       * The entity Bean Provider may use the ejbPostCreate<METHOD>(...) to set the values
       * of cmr-fields to complete the initialization of the entity bean instance.
       * An ejbPostCreate<METHOD>(...) method executes in the same transaction context as
       * the previous ejbCreate<METHOD>(...) method.
       *
       * @throws CreateException Thrown if method fails due to system-level error.
       */
       public void ejbPostCreate(Date creationDate) throws CreateException {
       }
      
       public void ejbActivate() throws EJBException, RemoteException {
       // TODO Auto-generated method stub
      
       }
      
       public void ejbLoad() throws EJBException, RemoteException {
       // TODO Auto-generated method stub
      
       }
      
       public void ejbPassivate() throws EJBException, RemoteException {
       // TODO Auto-generated method stub
      
       }
      
       public void ejbRemove()
       throws RemoveException,
       EJBException,
       RemoteException {
       // TODO Auto-generated method stub
      
       }
      
       public void ejbStore() throws EJBException, RemoteException {
       // TODO Auto-generated method stub
      
       }
      
       /**
       * Set the associated entity context. The container calls this method
       * after the instance creation. The entity bean must not attempt to
       * access its persistent state and relationships using the accessor
       * methods during this method. <br>
       *
       * The enterprise bean instance should store the reference to the context
       * object in an instance variable. <br>
       *
       * This method is called with no transaction context.
       *
       * @throws EJBException Thrown if method fails due to system-level error.
       */
       public void setEntityContext(EntityContext newContext) throws EJBException {
       context = newContext;
       }
      
       /**
       * Unset the associated entity context. A container invokes this method
       * before terminating the life of the instance. The entity bean must not
       * attempt to access its persistent state and relationships using the
       * accessor methods during this method. <br>
       *
       * This method is called with no transaction context.
       *
       * @throws EJBException Thrown if method fails due to system-level error.
       */
       public void unsetEntityContext() throws EJBException {
       context = null;
       }
      
       /**
       * @return the creationDate
       *
       * @ejb.persistence
       * @ejb.interface-method view-type="both"
       */
       public abstract java.util.Date getCreationDate();
       /**
       * @param creationDate the creationDate to set
       *
       * @ejb.interface-method view-type="both"
       */
       public abstract void setCreationDate(java.util.Date creationDate);
      
       /**
       * @ejb.value-object
       * compose="com.tmn.ejb.user.entity.generated.UserValue"
       * compose-name="UserValue"
       *
       * @ejb.relation
       * name="Customer-User"
       * role-name="Customer-CanBe-User"
       * target-ejb="User"
       * target-role-name="User-CanBeA-Customer"
       *
       * @ejb.interface-method view-type="both"
       */
       public abstract com.tmn.ejb.user.entity.generated.UserLocal getUser();
       /**
       * @ejb.interface-method view-type="local"
       */
       public abstract void setUser(com.tmn.ejb.user.entity.generated.UserLocal user);
      
       /**
       * @ejb.value-object
       * compose="com.tmn.ejb.product.entity.generated.IPPhoneSubscriptionValue"
       * compose-name="IPPhoneSubscriptionValue"
       *
       * @ejb.relation
       * name="Customer-IPPhoneSubscription"
       * role-name="Customer-CanHave-IPPhoneSubscription"
       * target-ejb="IPPhoneSubscription"
       * target-role-name="IPPhoneSubscription-BelongsTo-Customer"
       *
       * @ejb.interface-method view-type="both"
       */
       public abstract com.tmn.ejb.product.entity.generated.IPPhoneSubscriptionLocal getIPPhoneSubscription();
       /**
       * @ejb.interface-method view-type="local"
       */
       public abstract void setIPPhoneSubscription(com.tmn.ejb.product.entity.generated.IPPhoneSubscriptionLocal iPPhoneSubscription);
      
       /**
       * Return the value object version of this entity.
       *
       * @ejb.interface-method view-type="local"
       */
       public abstract com.tmn.contentdanmark.ejb.user.entity.generated.CustomerValue getCustomerValue();
      
       /**
       * Set the value object version of this entity.
       *
       * @ejb.interface-method view-type="local"
       */
       public abstract void setCustomerValue(com.tmn.contentdanmark.ejb.user.entity.generated.CustomerValue value);
      }