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Create local and remote interfaces

Local and remote interfaces are used to provide access to the bean from the calling clients, and are defined for the following types of beans:

  • Entity Beans, both CMP and BMP versions 1.x and 2.x

  • Session Beans versions prior to 3.0

IntelliJ IDEA provides the following ways to create local and remote interfaces:

  • Manually, by means of direct editing the ejb-jar.xml file, using the extensive coding assistance provided by IntelliJ IDEA.

  • Using the context menu commands.

To define local and remote interfaces of an enterprise bean using the editor

  1. Open the deployment descriptor file ejb-jar.xml for editing.

  2. In the <entity> section, create tag <local>, or <remote> and type the name of the desired interface. Note that you can specify the target package in this tag, for example, samples.ejb.ManuallyCreatedEntityLocalInterface, using code completion after each dot.

  3. If the declared class does not yet exist, IntelliJ IDEA suggests a quick fix. Choose Create Class <class name> from the suggestion list. If the target package was not defined in the <ejb-class> tag, select the desired package in the Choose Destination Directory dialog box. The stub class is created in the specified location.

Last modified: 23 June 2020