Local annotation is applied to the session bean class or local
business interface to designate a local interface of the bean.
When used on the bean class, declares the local business interface(s)
for a session bean. When used on an interface, designates that interface
as a local business interface. In this case, no
should be provided.
Local annotation applies only to session beans and
Use of the
Local annotation is required when the bean class
exposes one or more local business interface and any of the following is true:
Remoteannotation on the interface, or in the deployment descriptor
The following interfaces are excluded when determining whether the bean class
has business interfaces:
java.io.Externalizable; any of the interfaces defined in
public abstract Class value
valueelement is specified only when the annotation is applied to the bean class. It is only required to be specified if any of the following is true:
Localannotation on the interface, and at least one other interface (excluding
java.io.Externalizable, and any of the interfaces defined by the
javax.ejbpackage) has no designation.
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