You can try both.

EXTERNAL, won't do anything with the transaction.  Which in many cases works just fine.  With JTA set, iBATIS will manage the connection as part of the global transaction.

Most people find EXTERNAL is the easier of the two to get working.

Cheers,
Clinton

On 5/6/05, Rafiq, Adnan <arafiq@carreker.com> wrote:
Sorry, I meant to say transaction manager type in the sql-map-config.xml,
not dao.xml earlier.

-----Original Message-----
From: Rafiq, Adnan
Sent: Friday, May 06, 2005 4:26 PM
To: ' ibatis-user-java@incubator.apache.org'
Subject: Transaction Manager

If one is using Weblogic 8.1 and wishes to use iBatis in conjunction with
stateless session beans (in such a way that the transactions boundaries are
container-managed) and there are two databases involved (XA), what should be
the transaction manager type in the dao.xml file? External or JTA?