Re: JSF/JPA problem

Arved Sandstrom <>
Tue, 13 Sep 2011 22:28:10 -0300
On 11-09-13 09:06 PM, markspace wrote:

On 9/13/2011 4:45 PM, Arved Sandstrom wrote:

You could try leaving out the flush(), and simply close the EM at the
end of createPost(). This would track Example Let's see if you
still get the TransactionRequiredException. That would then demonstrate
that there really is no active JTA transaction...

Since you expect to be set up for JTA, you could also dispense with the
use of application-managed, and use @PersistenceContext DI instead, a la
Example - this is about as easy as it gets.

Just to reiterate the post I just added to this thread, I already
switched to PersistenceContext for DI, and the error has now moved from
the em.flush() to the em.persist( post ) on the line previous. So I
have to conclude that if I add an em.close(), I'll still now have the
error previous to the close(). I'll give it a try at some point.

You have me interested; I will try this situation out on Glassfish.

Thanks for playing around with this, it really has me stumped.

I just now fired up a new EAR app in Eclipse Indigo running Glassfish
3.1; two projects, a WAR, and a EJB project with the JPA facet. I am
using PostgreSQL 9.0, and set up a datasourec against that in the
Glassfish admin console. The persistence.xml was extremely simple:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<persistence version="2.0"
<persistence-unit name="StateMachinesServices
    <property name="eclipselink.ddl-generation" value="none"/>
    <property name="" value="PostgreSQL"/

The single test entity is set up as

public class State implements Serializable {
  private static final long serialVersionUID = 1L;

  @SequenceGenerator(name = "STATE_ID_GEN",
    sequenceName="STATE_ID_SEQ", allocationSize=1)
    generator = "STATE_ID_GEN")
  private Integer id;
  private String name;
  private String status;


The session bean I set up as

public class CreateState {

  EntityManagerFactory emf;

  public void createState() {
    EntityManager em = emf.createEntityManager();
    State state = new State();

This is simply called from a JSF managed bean method hit through a
h:commandButton. So essentially your setup.

I just now noticed something, though, which might well explain the
problem. I have a genuine unvarnished EJB (my CreateState session bean).
You on the other hand have something that looks like a hybrid: both
javax.ejb.Stateless and javax.faces.bean.ManagedBean annotations on it.
I have no idea what this combo will do. :-)

When I call my session bean from my JSF managed bean, I inject it with
@EJB. You're not doing that, so you have basically what looks like a
basic Java method call, and there's a good chance the annotations are
being ignored.

Side note: when I set this new project up tonight I started out with JDK
1.7. Bad move - VerifyErrors and what have you. I had to switch back to
JDK 1.6.

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