Simple question, HF page 274 Last paragraph Note: a client will not get an exception if a multi-entity finder can't find any mathces! Instead, the client will still get a Colection, but it simply be empty.
Find methods that return an Enumeration or Collection type (multi-entity finders) return an empty collection (not a null reference) if no matching beans can be found or throw a FinderExceptionif an application error occurs.
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