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Entity Manager Remove Operation

Khaled Mahmoud
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Joined: Jul 15, 2006
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Hi all,

According to the EntityManager interface documentation, the remove operation will throw an exception if the passed entity reference is a detached entity.

@throws IllegalArgumentException if not an entity
* or if a detached entity

public void remove(Object entity);

The find and getReference methods will return a detatched entity, also mentioned in the EntityManager documentaion if invoked in a transaction scoped entity manager.

My question is Can I remove an entity using the remove method in a transaction scoped entity manager.

Thanks in advance.

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Mirko Bonasorte
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Joined: May 14, 2007
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I'm not skilled at all about scbcd5, but it seems to me that the paragraph of the specification speaks about the requirement to invoke getReference/find inside a transaction: you are not required to call find/getReference inside a transaction, and, in case of transaction-type persistence context, out of a transaction all the objects are detached.

Hope this helps...

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Khaled Mahmoud
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I think what is meant by "The resulting entity will be detached"
is when the transaction ends. But during the transaction, the
returned entity reference is still managed.
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