Can stateful behave as stateless Is it possible to change a Stateful Session Bean to behave in a Stateless manner at deploy-time? What issues are involved?

Bozidar Dangubic

Stateful and Stateless Session Beans are for different purposes. Therefore, stateful session bean cannot act as a Stateless Session Bean since their lifecycles are different. You can create a Stateful Session Bean to not store any conversational state and therefore, at least in theory, you can make it stateless, but since the lifecycles of Stateless and Stateful Session Beans are different, you do not achieve anything by doing this.