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EJB:: ejbPostCreate()

Raj Waters
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Joined: Apr 21, 2002
Posts: 37
What is the purpose of this method? Any good example which justifies the use of ejbPostCreate()?

- Raj<br />[MCSE, SCJP, SCWCD]
Lasse Koskela

Joined: Jan 23, 2002
Posts: 11962
Unlike the ejbCreate() method, the ejbPostCreate() method can invoke the getPrimaryKey() and getEJBObject() methods of the EntityContext interface. This makes ejbPostCreate() the only place where you can perform initialization requiring the identity of the entity bean, such as bi-directional dependencies (CMR).

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It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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