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EJB does not update table

Fridolin Egger

Joined: Jul 24, 2006
Posts: 2
I'm using EJB 2.1 on a JBoss 4.0.2 and XDoclet for interface generation. I need to add some new persistent fields to an entity bean that contains a primary key field and some persistent fields like:

I then added new persistent fields like this:

This code compiles fine and the descriptor is updated by XDoclet but the database table ist not.

Is there any way to update the database table at deployment time?

Mark Spritzler

Joined: Feb 05, 2001
Posts: 17276

Not that this really helps you, but with Hibernate and the configuration file you could update the table at deployment time, but I don't think you can do the same with EJBs. I think you will have to update the table yourself before you deploy.


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Fridolin Egger

Joined: Jul 24, 2006
Posts: 2
Thank you for your reply Mark. But no, it does not help. I personally in general prefer hibernate and other lightweight technologies. But in this case I'm stuck with the EJB 2.1 architecture.

Is there really no way to update a table at deployment time? XDoclet? Some script maybe?
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