31.6.1. Finder and select Declaration
The declaration of finders has not changed in CMP 2.0. Finders are still declared in the home interface (local or remote) of the entity. Finders defined on the local home interface do not throw a RemoteException. The following code declares the
findBadDudes_ejbql finder on the
GangsterHome interface. The
ejbql suffix here is not required. It is simply a naming convention used here to differentiate the different types of query specifications we will be looking at.
Select methods are declared in the entity implementation class, and must be public and abstract just like CMP and CMR field abstract accessors and must throw a
FinderException. The following code declares an select method: