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12.3.1. Entity Mapping

The JBoss configuration for the entity is declared with an entity element in the jbosscmp-jdbc.xml file. This file is located in the META-INF directory of the EJB JAR and contains all of the optional configuration information for configuring the CMP mapping. The entity elements for each entity bean are grouped together in the enterprise-beans element under the top level jbosscmp-jdbc element. A stubbed out entity configuration is shown below.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE jbosscmp-jdbc PUBLIC
     "-//JBoss//DTD JBOSSCMP-JDBC 3.2//EN"
        <!-- application-wide CMP defaults -->
            <!-- overrides to defaults section -->
            <!-- CMP Fields (see CMP-Fields) -->
            <!-- Load Groups (see Load Groups)-->
            <!-- Queries (see Queries) -->

The ejb-name element is required to match the entity specification here with the one in the ejb-jar.xml file. The remainder of the elements specify either overrides the global or application-wide CMP defaults and CMP mapping details specific to the bean. The application defaults come from the defaults section of the jbosscmp-jdbc.xml file and the global defaults come from the defaults section of the standardjbosscmp-jdbc.xml file in the conf directory for the current server configuration file set. The defaults section is discussed in Section 12.12, “Defaults”. Figure 12.3, “The entity element content model” shows the full entity content model.

The entity element content model

Figure 12.3. The entity element content model

A detailed description of each entity element follows: