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Is abstract-schema-name Mandatory

Mohammed Eesa
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Joined: May 06, 2004
Posts: 17
Is <abstract-schema-name> deployment descriptor element in the ejb-jar file is mandatory.In Ed Roman it is specified as optional.
James Turner
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Joined: May 10, 2004
Posts: 194
Yes its optional.

I expect it is something to do with BMP. With BMP the programmer specifies all persistence in the bean code, therefore persistent elements in the DD are not needed.

James.
[ November 19, 2004: Message edited by: James Turner ]

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cyril vidal
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Joined: Jul 02, 2003
Posts: 247
Hi,

spec p.469:
the optional abstract-schema-name element must be specified for an entity bean with contzainer-managed persistence and cmp-version 2.x


So, it's optional but in a certain sense, depending of which kind of persistence you use...

Regards,
Cyril.


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