File APIs for Java Developers
Manipulate DOC, XLS, PPT, PDF and many others from your application.
The moose likes EJB and other Java EE Technologies and the fly likes Load .mdb file from EJB Big Moose Saloon
  Search | Java FAQ | Recent Topics | Flagged Topics | Hot Topics | Zero Replies
Register / Login
JavaRanch » Java Forums » Java » EJB and other Java EE Technologies
Bookmark "Load .mdb file from EJB" Watch "Load .mdb file from EJB" New topic

Load .mdb file from EJB

De La Hai

Joined: Jun 04, 2008
Posts: 11
Hello !

I have a *.mdb file deployed within my ear. Which is located on Glassfish server like this:

- myDBFile.mdb
- myApplication-ejb_jar
- myApplicationWeb_war

The problem is that from EJBs perspective you can only use ClassLoader.getSystemResource(path) or equivalents of ClassLoader.methods.

However this leads me to deploy the .mdb database within a Jar. in my EJB project.

I would like to have it stored in EarContent of my project and access it from there. Is there any possibility to access files that are deployed along the ear from ejb context ?

I tried to get the context path of the ejb session , by using
but this doesn't really help much, as it only points to a path on the server and not on my project.

Can someone help me out, or point out whats wrong with the idea ?

Best regards,


PS: I know that it is against the restrictions of EJB, to access files in the filesystem. But it's more convenient to have the mdb file deployed within the ear for me.
I agree. Here's the link:
subject: Load .mdb file from EJB
It's not a secret anymore!