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JavaBean population from XML

 
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Hi,
I'm trying to populate a JavaBean from a XML file. (Not using any XMLBEAN from Apache !!)

Structure:
XML
<company>
<employee>Name1</employee>
<employee>Name1</employee>
<id>123456<id>
</company>

Two Beans:
public class Company implements Serializable {

protected PersonName[] names;
protected int ecode;

...
... //Getter and setter methods not posted here..
}
public class PersonName implements Serializable {

protected String _firstName;

..
.. // getter and setters not posted here
}


I'm able to populate simple types like String for one bean.

But when i try to popluate a array of JavaBeans (PersonName)inside another
Bean (Company) using

Method imeth= ipd.getIndexedWriteMethod();

//ipd is the IndexedPropertyDescriptor of Bean Company
// jb -> the Company JavaBean already initialized and populated with 'id'.
// finalArgs -> Object[] finalArgs = new Object[] {new Integer(i),jbs[i]};
// Where jbs[i] is a PersonName Bean initialized with firstName

imeth.invoke(jb,finalArgs);

I get java.lang.reflect.InvocationTargetException when i try to insert PersonName bean (jbs[i]) inside the Company Bean (jb).

Any pointers as how this can be accompished is welcome.

-Srivats

PS: I do not want to use an ThirdParty Jar to accompish this like what BEA has.
 
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