Srikanth, Thanks for getting back to me regarding this post. I figuredout the problem. There are two issues with the code in chapter 3. May be I missed it, but in the initial chapters it didnot mention where I can download code for the book. Once I got the code from Object source, there is no synchronization of code present on the Object source site compared to the book. I had to change the package directory structure to mybank.. instead fo abcbank as said in the book. Moving along to the actions chapter. Thanks again.