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Application exceptions and BMT

Pedro Erencia
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Joined: Apr 03, 2008
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What will happen in a stateless or MDB with BMT demarcation if we throw an Application Exception after the transaction has been started but not commited ?
According to specs, the app-exception will be re-thrown.
But, according to specs too, these ejbs need to commit or rollback the transaction before the method ends.

Benoît de Chateauvieux
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Joined: Aug 10, 2007
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Hi Pedro,

I did a little test with my JBoss:

And the result is:
javax.ejb.EJBException: Application error: BMT stateless bean MySLSFBean should complete transactions before returning (ejb1.1 spec, 11.6.1); nested exception is: bmtappexception.MyAppException
Caused by: bmtappexception.MyAppException
at bmtappexception.MySLSFBean.test(

So, even if you throw an application exception, you need to commit/rollback your transaction (probably in a finally clause).

Hope it helps,


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Pedro Erencia
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Thanks Beno�t.

Thinking about it the two statements i've mentioned from the specs are really not contradictory. The exception will be rethrown and the method won't have commited or rollbacked, so a sytem-exception is thrown, the transaction rollbacked and the instance discarded .
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