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Accessing Session Bean


I have created a simple stateless session bean, and want to call a business method, if the user clicks a button.

Do I need to import a XMI Model for that?

Can I call the bean directly in the view controller or is it better to make the the call in the component controller?

I tried a normal JNDI lookup for the bean in the view controller, but it did not work.

Are there any How To's or Code Snippets on how to do that ?



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    Posted on Feb 12, 2004 at 12:04 PM

    Hi Raphael,

    It is possible to call the bean directly. Please find below a code example with EJB usage. This example usses the remote interface of the EJB, because the Web Dynpro application is running in the Web Dynpro Container and not in the EJB container.

    Hope that helps!




    Context jndiCtx = new InitialContext();

    // in the server's name space. Returnvalue: 'java.lang.Object' (RMI/IIOP compatible)

    Object ref = jndiCtx.lookup(" Hello World EJB/HelloWorldEJBBean");

    // casting the jndi lookup() return type 'java.lang.Object' to the bean's EJBHome type

    // using the method 'javax.rmi.PortableRemoteObject.narrow' (EJB1.1):

    HelloWorldEJBHome home = (HelloWorldEJBHome)javax.rmi.PortableRemoteObject.narrow(ref,HelloWorldEJBHome);

    HelloWorldEJB helloWorld = home.create();


    }catch (Exception e) {

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    • Hi Stefan,

      your code seem to be the same as mine inspite of the difference that I use the JNDI Name ("CounterBean") of my bean.

      My bean is of type "TestHome" (remote home interface) but does have the JNDI name "CounterBean".

      The lookup works correct but the cast throws the error.

      Of course I didn´t set the sharing reference because I cannot do that if referencing a bean on a server somewhere in the world.

      Using J2EE Patterns:

      We will of course use the J2EE Patterns you mentioned in the message to Detlev.

      Regards and a nice weekend to you as well