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From Dain Sundstrom <>
Subject Re: A question about how the CMP2-JPA mappings work
Date Mon, 30 Jun 2008 19:36:40 GMT
On Jun 27, 2008, at 11:57 AM, David Blevins wrote:

> [psst, update your openejb-dev mail alias, it's still using

> ]
> On Jun 27, 2008, at 6:33 AM, Rick McGuire wrote:
>> I've been trying to understand and document how the CMP-JPA  
>> integration works, and I've found something in the CMP2 code that  
>> has me confused.  In the mapClass2X() method in CmpJmpConversion,  
>> the code derives the names of the CMP field mappings by looking for  
>> abstract "get" and "is" methods in the bean class.  However, in the  
>> createGetter() method in Cmp2Generator, the getter name is always  
>> generated using a "get" prefix.  Shouldn't this be checking to see  
>> if the abstract method is an "is" method and generate the  
>> appropriate one?  The current code would appear to generate a non- 
>> instantiable class if the source bean is using "is" methods.
> I added the "is" logic in there and I'm not sure at all if it is  
> compliant.  I guess that'd be the first question.  Second one might  
> be, if we do it anyway, will it mess up JPA?  If the answers are yes  
> and no respectively, we definitely should.  If the answers are no  
> and no, then we still could if we wanted to add it as an extra  
> feature.

In CMP-JPA, we configure JPA not use the getters or setters, but  
instead it accesses the field directly.  The main reason for this is  
because the CMR getter/setter is defined in terms of the EJB local  
interface which JPA doesn't understand.


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