Can I use the afterBegin, beforeCompletion, and afterCompletion methods in a BMP bean?
Dan Christopherson The spec says no. Really, (IMHO) these don't translate well to the life of an entity bean for the following reasons:
- afterBegin might not mean much since the entity might join the transaction long (computerwise) after the transaction is started.
- Anything an entity bean needs to do 'beforeCompletion' should be done in ejbStore.
- An entity bean really can't do much 'afterCompletion' - by definition, the entity's state is already wherever it needs to be (database, queue, legacy system, etc.)