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Whether it is possible to use a entity bean with out using home.create() method
That is i want my entity bean to load a particular record based on the primary key i am passing. All the examples in the tutorial are given like they are inserting a row into the database by the way of calling home.create which means currently all the instance variables will be allocated then they are calling the Business method.
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i am assuming that i have a remote and home and i am having accno and balance are instance variables. Then with out calling the home.create() method i want get the balance.
When you're talking about entity beans (which you seem to be) you don't use create() to get an EjbObject stub unless you're actually inserting a new record in your datastore.
You use a finder or select method, of which findByPrimaryKey(Object pk) is the only required one.
If it's not working you have something wrong in your code. For example you may have a CMP bean where you implemented the finder method, something you should leave to the application server. Or maybe there is no record with the key you supplied.