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Mohammed Eesa
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Joined: May 06, 2004
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The statement is true or false: While an enterprise bean instance is associated with a transaction it must not access resource manager specific transaction demarcation API

The answer is true.Can any one explain me?
Vagner Freitas
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Joined: Aug 02, 2004
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Hi Mohammed,

While an enterprise bean instance is associated with a transaction it must not access resource manager specific transaction demarcation API.


The EJB architecture don't support nested (child) transactions. If the bean is in a transaction then it can't demarcate another transaction boundaries.
I supose that *transaction demarcation API* is javax.transaction.UserTransaction's methods.

Vagner


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Kyle Tang
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Joined: Aug 22, 2002
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That statement is correct. you can not mix CMT with BMT.


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cyril vidal
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Joined: Nov 02, 2004
Posts: 14
hi,

I supose that *transaction demarcation API* is javax.transaction.UserTransaction's methods.


I don't suppose so...
See [27] p.334 of the spec:
The terms resource-manager udsed in this chapter refer to the ressources declared in the deployment descriptor using the resource-ref element. This includes not only databases resources, but also JMS connections...these resources are considered to be all managed by the container


and p.340:
While an instance is in a transaction, the instance must not attempt to use the resource-manager specific transaction demarcation API i.e must not commit or rollback method on the java.sql.Connection interface or on the javax.jms.Session interface


in case of BMT cf spec p.340 �17.3.3, it's probably because nested transactions are not allowed.
in case of CMT, cf spec p.348 �17.3.4, its's because
you shouldn't interfere with the Container's demarcation of transaction boundaries


Sometimes, it's worth reading the spec;-)

Regards,
Cyril.
[ November 18, 2004: Message edited by: cyril vidal ]
 
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