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From Romain Manni-Bucau <>
Subject Re: TransactionAttribute
Date Fri, 06 Sep 2013 00:14:01 GMT

default is REQUIRED, you can override this default by class (putting it on
the class instead the method)

the entity is commited cause you did a find on it because (i guess) and
then it is attached, merge is optional in this case while you are in a

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2013/9/6 José Luis Cetina <>

> Hi i have an EJB annotated with:
> @Stateless
> @TransactionManagement(TransactionManagementType.CONTAINER)
> As you can see i don't mark the EJB with any TransactionAttribute, instead
> i use
> TransactionAttribute in every method when i need it, if i don't need any
> transaction (because i will only read information from database) then i
> don't use any TransactionAttribute in the method not event
> TransactionAttribute.NEVER.
> But today i realized that i have a method that IS NOT annotated with
> any TransactionAttribute (and the ejb class either) but in that method i
> query an entity and change some values  (inside of the ejb method) of the
> retrieved entity, i could see that my entity is committed with those
> changes (this is not suppose to happens).
> I know if i mark the EJB with TransactionAttribute.XXX all the methods will
> use the same TransactionAttribute that is defined in the class, i know if i
> have the TransactionAttribute in the ejb class and in the method too, the
> method TransactionAttribute has major priority. But in my case
> i don't have any TransactionAttribute in the ejb class and in the method.
> Then why my entity is commited with those changes?, is the default value
> for TransactionAttribute using TransactionManagementType.CONTAINER
> is @TransactionAttribute(TransactionAttributeType.REQUIRED) or something
> like that??
> If i annotated my method
> with @TransactionAttribute(TransactionAttributeType.NEVER) the entity is
> never persisted (required behavior), but if i add
> the @TransactionAttribute(TransactionAttributeType.REQUIRED) then the
> entity is persisted.
> My surprise is if i use
> @TransactionAttribute(TransactionAttributeType.REQUIRED) the entity is
> persisted but i never do a persist or merge, i know if the method never
> throw an exception the transaction is commited, but i never do a
> persist/merge.
> Do i have to mark all of my methods with
> @TransactionAttribute(TransactionAttributeType.NEVER)?? if yes, then i can
> assume that the default value for an EJB is
> @TransactionAttribute.REQUIRED??

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