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Default EJB transaction attribute

Mohammad Nabeeluddin Ansari

Joined: Apr 20, 2011
Posts: 10

Can someone please tell me what is the default transaction attribute in EJB 2.0,3.0 Container managed transactions.

I think I have somewhere read it is Support for EJB 2.0 and it is Required for EJb 3.0.

But on the internet it is mentioned that the default transaction attribute is dependent on the Application server one is using and the default transaction type varies depending on the server.I could not get one final answer.

Also this could not be verified from the code as one cannot access the presence of a transaction in the EJB bean as it is not allowed while using Container managed transactions.

lokesh sree
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Joined: Oct 27, 2009
Posts: 100

Hi Nabeel,

In case of EJB3.0, the spec says the following

By default, if a TransactionAttribute annotation is not specified for a method of an enterprise
bean with container-managed transaction demarcation, the value of the transaction attribute for the
method is defined to be REQUIRED.

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