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Virtual persistence fields

Joe Harry
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What are these fields in an EntityBean class? I understand that they are the actual columns in the database but why do we have to make them abstract in the Bean class?

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Jeanne Boyarsky
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This is in EJB 2.1? The container generates a subclass that implements the fields for us.

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Joe Harry
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Yes, it is EJB 2.x as I'm right now working on it.
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