Sun Java System Application Server Enterprise Edition 8.2 Administration Guide

Naming Conventions

In a given domain, the names of deployed applications and modules must be unique.

Modules of different types can have the same name within an application. When the application is deployed, the directories holding the individual modules are named with _jar, _war and _rar suffixes. Modules of the same type within an application must have unique names. In addition, database schema file names must be unique within an application.

Using a Java package-like naming scheme is recommended for module filenames, EAR filenames, module names as found in the <module-name> portion of the ejb-jar.xml files, and EJB names as found in the <ejb-name> portion of the ejb-jar.xml files. The use of this package-like naming scheme ensures that name collisions do not occur. The benefits of this naming practice apply not only to the Application Server, but to other J2EE application servers as well.

JNDI lookup names for EJB components must also be unique. Establishing a consistent naming convention might help. For example, appending the application name and the module name to the EJB name is one way to guarantee unique names. In this case, mycompany.pkging.pkgingEJB.MyEJB would be the JNDI name for an EJB in the module pkgingEJB.jar, which is packaged in the application pkging.ear.

Make sure package and file names do not contain spaces or characters that are illegal for the operating system.