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Cannot parse persistent.xml or storage.xml.... NullPointerException

I have created an EAR with one WAR file and 3 EJB JAR.

in every ejb jar i have add the ejb-j2ee-engine.xml and in the war the web-j2ee-engine.xml

all the ejb are only BMP (bean persistent)

When i open the deploy tool, create a new project and try to load this ear, this error occurs reading the first ejb jar.


Error occured while trying to load ear fiel - incorrect EAR! Cannot parse persistent.xml or storage.xml for JAR E:\sapproject\sapabs\deployer\temp\reader1108653530265\ABSEJBSRuntime.jar

Reason: java.lang.NullPointerException



I get a lok to persistent.dtd and seem for only CMP entity.

I try to insert in every ejb jar a empty persistent.xml file, but nothing change.

Any idea ?

Thank You

Message was edited by: roberto roberto

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    Posted on Feb 17, 2005 at 03:42 PM

    Hi Roberto,

    You are absolutely right - persistent.xml describes the O/R mapping and some other properties of CMP entity beans, it is not used for BMP.

    Instead of using the deploy tool, I would suggest to deploy your application with the Shell console administrator or the Visual Administrator tool. Have a look at

    Server Administration -> J2EE Engine Administration Tools -> Shell Console Administrator

    If you want not only to deploy your app but also to further develop it, it's better to use the NW Developer Studio - it is more sophisticated and provides more useful features than deploy tool.

    Hope this helps,


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