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From Romain Manni-Bucau <>
Subject Re: Need advice on connecting up project
Date Sat, 07 Jul 2012 21:29:23 GMT

first why arent you using tomee (= don't include tomee jar in your webapp)

then i'm sorry but what's your question? not sure i get it right?

finally any clue on your app to see what your are using?

- Romain

2012/7/7 David Nordahl <>

> I've been trying to get OpenEJB hooked up to my web app project in
> Netbeans and I've been having a lot of problems, but am making progress but
> have spent almost 15 hours now looking at mailing list, forum, and
> documentation stuff.
> I successfully deployed the OpenEJB war with Tomcat after running into a
> lot of issues trying to switch from Tomcat 7 to TomEE.
> Basically my current status is:
> 1. I can run all the example openejb junit cases successfully but I'm not
> sure how to translate that success to my actual netbeans JSP 2.0 project.
>  I'm not really familiar with how all the maven/junit stuff translates to
> actual web app/IDE configurations.
> 2. I can successfully get an openejb context using this command in my
> servlet code:
>         Properties properties = new Properties();
>         properties.setProperty(**Context.INITIAL_CONTEXT_**FACTORY,
> "org.apache.openejb.client.**LocalInitialContextFactory");
>         InitialContext initialContext = new InitialContext(properties);
> 3. The tomcat log seems to indicate that openejb it is successfully
> loading my mysql datasource.
> 3.  But I can't pull any bean objects out of the context.. this throws
> exception:
>           Object object = initialContext.lookup("**UserFacadeLocal");
> 4. I probably don't have them properly defined, but I'm not getting any
> errors about them being improperly defined to work with. So I'm not sure my
> ejb-jar.xml is being discovered and I'm not sure how detailed a description
> is necessary.  I don't get any thing in my tomcat log output saying it's
> loading the ejb-jar.xml contents or saying that it is loading the <class>
> elements contained in my persistence.xml file.
> 5. I've tried putting a META-INF/ejb-jar.xml file about everywhere that is
> recommended in my project folders on other discussion threads but the only
> acknowledgement I get in the log output is that it is in the wrong place if
> I put it in the root project folder.
> 6. I'm working with Entity classes and facade/local interfaces created by
> netbeans from my db schema.  They contain lots of this type stuff: @Entity,
> @NamedQueries etc.. I'm wondering if this setup replaces the need for any
> amount of explicit xml config file definitions.
> 7. Last.. I find that you get namespace and other exceptions if you
> include certain openejb/ejb jar files with your deployed project.  I found
> a mailing list message saying to leave it out to avoid the errors, but it
> didn't say how you'd then go about referencing any openejb library classes
> in your project.
> Thanks in advance..  It's been awhile since I've had to do a J2EE web
> app.. Last time I used Jboss and some ide that just generated all the
> classes and local and remote interfaces to persist class objects with my
> DB.  I would like to keep things more simple and lightweight and stick with
> tomcat on this project.
> -David

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