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Creating Deployment Descriptors for Message-Driven Beans

By using resource injection and annotations, you avoid having to create a standard ejb-jar.xml deployment descriptor file for a message-driven bean. However, in certain situations you still need a deployment descriptor specific to the Application Server, in the file sun-ejb-jar.xml.

You are likely to need a deployment descriptor if the message-driven bean will consume messages from a remote system. You use the deployment descriptor to specify the connection factory that points to the remote system. The deployment descriptor would look something like this:


The ejb element for the message-driven bean contains the following:

For an example of the use of such a deployment descriptor, see An Application Example That Consumes Messages from a Remote Server.