I'm completely confused if it is possible to call a remove method on the home or component
interface of a stateful session bean within a transaction.
What causes the confusion are the following contradicting qoutes form core spec:
core spec 4.4.4, page 82:
If a session bean instance is participating in a transaction, it is an error for a client to
invoke the remove method on the session object's home or component interface object. The
container must detect such an attempt and throw the javax.ejb.RemoveException to the client.
The container should not mark the client's transaction for rollback, thus allowing the client to recover.
In contrast core spec 4.4 on page 76 states:
When the client calls a business method of the bean that has been designated as a Remove
method, or a remove method on the home or component interface, the container invokes PreDestroy
lifecycle callback interceptor method(s) (if any) for the bean instance after the Remove method
completes. This ends the life of the session bean instance.
So, is it allowed to call a remove method on the home or component interface or not ?
Any help is appreciated.
"4.4.4 Restrictions for Transactions" are restrictions. It means that what is stated in 4.4 in true, except in these special cases. But the part you are referring to is true for EJB2.x only (calling remove() on home or component interface)