Hi I am a newbie. If What I am saying does not make sense correct me please. I want to populate a list with the values from DB. What is the best approach. 1. Populate with values from entity bean. 2. Write Buisness method in a session bean to pull value from the DB with JDBC connection. 3. Use struts data source components to fetch data. If possible supply an example implementation. (Code or link). Thanks
Elijah, It sounds like you could be correct using any of those solutions. You should consider additional things in deciding which one to choose. For instance, is the data stored anywhere right now? Is it easy to adapt an EJB solution for this? Do you need an EJB solution for this? Are there any transaction requirements here? Is there already an EJB solution that has the logic for you to use? There's more to EJB than persisting data. As such, using it to do that would not be the best move. That may eliminate your choices 1 and 2. If you used a simple business delegate instead of a session bean in 2, the difference between that and 3 would only be in how you resolve your initial connection. That should be plenty to get you started though.