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Interface ImportMBean

All Superinterfaces:
weblogic.descriptor.DescriptorBean, weblogic.descriptor.SettableBean,

public interface ImportMBean
extends, weblogic.descriptor.DescriptorBean

Provides a set of methods for importing provider specific data. A provider MBean can optionally extend this MBean. The WebLogic Server Administration Console detects when a provider extends this MBean and automatically provides a GUI for using these methods.

Deprecation of MBeanHome and Type-Safe Interfaces

In addition to being used as a base class that provides functionality to security provider MBeans, JMX applications can use this class directly as a type-safe interface. When used as a type-safe interface, a JMX application imports this class and accesses it through As of 9.0, the MBeanHome interface and all type-safe interfaces for WebLogic Server MBeans are deprecated. Instead, JMX applications that interact with WebLogic Server MBeans should use standard JMX design patterns in which clients use the interface to discover MBeans, attributes, and attribute types at runtime. For more information, see "Developing Manageable Applications with JMX" on

Method Summary
 String[] getSupportedImportConstraints()
          Returns the list of import constraints that this provider supports.
 String[] getSupportedImportFormats()
          Returns the list of import data formats that this provider supports.
 void importData(String format, String filename, Properties constraints)
          Imports provider specific data from a specified format.
Methods inherited from interface
getName, setName, wls_getDisplayName, wls_getInterfaceClassName, wls_getObjectName
Methods inherited from interface weblogic.descriptor.DescriptorBean
addBeanUpdateListener, addPropertyChangeListener, createChildCopy, createChildCopyIncludingObsolete, getDescriptor, getParentBean, isEditable, removeBeanUpdateListener, removePropertyChangeListener
Methods inherited from interface weblogic.descriptor.SettableBean
isSet, unSet

Method Detail


String[] getSupportedImportFormats()
Returns the list of import data formats that this provider supports.


String[] getSupportedImportConstraints()
Returns the list of import constraints that this provider supports.


void importData(String format,
                String filename,
                Properties constraints)
                throws InvalidParameterException,
Imports provider specific data from a specified format. When errors occur, the MBean throws an ErrorCollectionException containing a list of java.lang.Exceptions, where the text of each exception describes the error.

format - - The format for importing provider specific data.
filename - - The full path to the filename used to read data.
constraints - - The constraints to be used when importing data. A null value indicates that all data will be imported.

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