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Problem with Stateful Session Bean

Marcin Kwiatkowski
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Joined: Aug 06, 2007
Posts: 32

Hi! I'm using JSF + EJB3 and Jboss4 as server.

Session bean looks like this:

public class UserManager implements UserManagerLocal{

private User user;
private Date date;
private String text;

public void test(){

public void addDate(Date date){
this.date = date;

public void addText(String text){
this.text = text;

public void start(User user){
this.user = user;

public void finalize(){

public class ManagedBean {

private String text;

private UserManagerLocal getUserManager{
InitialContext ctx = new InitialContext();
return (UserManagerLocal) ctx.lookup("Orchid/UserManager/local");
}catch(Exception e){
throw new RuntimeException("couldn't lookup UserManager", e);

public String addText(){

public String addDate(){
getUserManager().addDate(new Date());

public String start(){


The problem is everytime I'm calling one of these(addDate, addText, ...) methods looks like I'm getting new instance of stateful bean.
[ December 28, 2008: Message edited by: Marcin Kwiatkowski ]
Raf Szczypiorski
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Joined: Aug 21, 2008
Posts: 383
Each time you look the EJB from JNDI a new instance is created, you should store it somewhere (like in HttpSession).
[ December 28, 2008: Message edited by: Raf Szczypiorski ]
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