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Oracle XA Datasource

 
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Hi
I want to know when to use Oracle XA Datasource in the web application over Oracle Datasource?
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Sudha,
XA is for two phase commit. If you are using two different databases, you need to use an XA Datasource.
 
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Hi,
We are using only one database i.e Oracle 9i. We have webservices too. I dont know why they need Oracle XA Datasource.
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If you want to do 2 different things in one unit of work ; you will need to use XA. In your case it may be invoking a webservice and updating a database.

If all your operations in a unit of work is going to a single database ; you do not need a XA driver
 
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Thanks for the info
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