Class WebSphereTransactionManagerFactoryBean

  extended by org.springframework.transaction.jta.WebSphereTransactionManagerFactoryBean
All Implemented Interfaces:

public class WebSphereTransactionManagerFactoryBean
extends Object
implements FactoryBean

FactoryBean that retrieves the JTA TransactionManager for IBM's WebSphere application servers (versions 5.1, 6.0 and 6.1).

Uses WebSphere's static accessor methods to obtain the internal JTA TransactionManager. This is known to work reliably on all tested WebSphere versions; however, access to the internal TransactionManager facility is not officially supported by IBM.

In combination with Spring's JtaTransactionManager, this FactoryBean can be used to enable transaction suspension (PROPAGATION_REQUIRES_NEW, PROPAGATION_NOT_SUPPORTED) on WebSphere:

 <bean id="wsJtaTm" class="org.springframework.transaction.jta.WebSphereTransactionManagerFactoryBean"/>

 <bean id="transactionManager" class="org.springframework.transaction.jta.JtaTransactionManager">
   <property name="transactionManager ref="wsJtaTm"/>
Note that Spring's JtaTransactionManager will continue to use the JTA UserTransaction for standard transaction demarcation, as defined by standard J2EE. It will only use the provided WebSphere TransactionManager in case of actual transaction suspension needs. If you do not require transaction suspension in the first place, do not bother with this FactoryBean.

NOTE: On recent WebSphere 6.0.x and 6.1.x versions, this class has been superseded by the WebSphereUowTransactionManager class, which uses IBM's official UOWManager API facility for transaction suspension. The WebSphereUowTransactionManager class is a direct replacement for a standard JtaTransactionManager definition, without further configuration.

Juergen Hoeller
See Also:
JtaTransactionManager.setTransactionManager(javax.transaction.TransactionManager),, WebSphereUowTransactionManager

Field Summary
protected  Log logger
Constructor Summary
          This constructor retrieves the WebSphere TransactionManager factory class, so we can get access to the JTA TransactionManager.
Method Summary
 Object getObject()
          Return an instance (possibly shared or independent) of the object managed by this factory.
 Class getObjectType()
          Return the type of object that this FactoryBean creates, or null if not known in advance.
 boolean isSingleton()
          Is the object managed by this factory a singleton?
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait

Field Detail


protected final Log logger
Constructor Detail


public WebSphereTransactionManagerFactoryBean()
                                       throws TransactionSystemException
This constructor retrieves the WebSphere TransactionManager factory class, so we can get access to the JTA TransactionManager.

Method Detail


public Object getObject()
Description copied from interface: FactoryBean
Return an instance (possibly shared or independent) of the object managed by this factory.

As with a BeanFactory, this allows support for both the Singleton and Prototype design pattern.

If this FactoryBean is not fully initialized yet at the time of the call (for example because it is involved in a circular reference), throw a corresponding FactoryBeanNotInitializedException.

As of Spring 2.0, FactoryBeans are allowed to return null objects. The factory will consider this as normal value to be used; it will not throw a FactoryBeanNotInitializedException in this case anymore. FactoryBean implementations are encouraged to throw FactoryBeanNotInitializedException themselves now, as appropriate.

Specified by:
getObject in interface FactoryBean
an instance of the bean (can be null)
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public Class getObjectType()
Description copied from interface: FactoryBean
Return the type of object that this FactoryBean creates, or null if not known in advance.

This allows one to check for specific types of beans without instantiating objects, for example on autowiring.

In the case of implementations that are creating a singleton object, this method should try to avoid singleton creation as far as possible; it should rather estimate the type in advance. For prototypes, returning a meaningful type here is advisable too.

This method can be called before this FactoryBean has been fully initialized. It must not rely on state created during initialization; of course, it can still use such state if available.

NOTE: Autowiring will simply ignore FactoryBeans that return null here. Therefore it is highly recommended to implement this method properly, using the current state of the FactoryBean.

Specified by:
getObjectType in interface FactoryBean
the type of object that this FactoryBean creates, or null if not known at the time of the call
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public boolean isSingleton()
Description copied from interface: FactoryBean
Is the object managed by this factory a singleton? That is, will FactoryBean.getObject() always return the same object (a reference that can be cached)?

NOTE: If a FactoryBean indicates to hold a singleton object, the object returned from getObject() might get cached by the owning BeanFactory. Hence, do not return true unless the FactoryBean always exposes the same reference.

The singleton status of the FactoryBean itself will generally be provided by the owning BeanFactory; usually, it has to be defined as singleton there.

NOTE: This method returning false does not necessarily indicate that returned objects are independent instances. An implementation of the extended SmartFactoryBean interface may explicitly indicate independent instances through its SmartFactoryBean.isPrototype() method. Plain FactoryBean implementations which do not implement this extended interface are simply assumed to always return independent instances if the isSingleton() implementation returns false.

Specified by:
isSingleton in interface FactoryBean
whether the exposed object is a singleton
See Also:
FactoryBean.getObject(), SmartFactoryBean.isPrototype()

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