Oracle GlassFish Server 3.0.1 Application Development Guide

Outbound Communication Support

The Connector specification defines the system contracts for achieving outbound connectivity from an EIS. A resource adapter supporting outbound communication provides an instance of a ManagedConnectionFactory JavaBean class. A ManagedConnectionFactory JavaBean represents outbound connectivity information to an EIS instance from an application.

The 1.6 Connector specification introduces a mechanism through which the transaction level of a ManagedConnectionFactory can be detected at runtime. During the configuration of a ManagedConnectionFactory in the Connector Connection Pools page in the Administration Console, the Administration Console can instantiate the ManagedConnectionFactory and show the level of transaction support. The three levels are no-tx, local-tx, xa-tx. If a ManagedConnectionFactory returns local-tx as the level it can support, it is assumed that xa-tx is not supported, and the Administration Console shows only no-tx and local-tx as the available support levels.

For more information, click the Help button in the Administration Console.