The Enterprise Server supports automatic primary key generation for EJB 1.1, 2.0, and 2.1 CMP beans. To specify automatic primary key generation, give the prim-key-class element in the ejb-jar-xml file the value java.lang.Object. CMP beans with automatically generated primary keys can participate in relationships with other CMP beans. The Enterprise Server does not support database-generated primary key values.
If the database schema is created during deployment, the Enterprise Server creates the schema with the primary key column, then generates unique values for the primary key column at runtime.
If the database schema is not created during deployment, the primary key column in the mapped table must be of type NUMERIC with a precision of 19 or more, and must not be mapped to any CMP field. The Enterprise Server generates unique values for the primary key column at runtime.