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Re: [eclipselink-users] Sequence generator - as a service

So basically I was wondering whether I can use EclipseLink outside of the
context of an Entity.

> Might be a silly/hard to understand question...
>
> How would I use EclipseLink as a means to implement sequence block
> pattern? What I want to do is this:
>
>
> a. Remote client (Flex) calls Java service do so work, amongst others it
>    passes in an identifier (initially '0').
>
> b. Java service uses 'sequence block' to obtain next unique identifier
>    (not '0') when the passed in identifier is '0'. --> this would be
>    the place where I would want to use EclipseLink <--
>
> c. Java service performs requested work and returns the identifier, which
>    might have been not '0' in the first place i.e. passed in at a.
>    or initialized at b.
>
> d. Remote client (Flex) continues to call a. as long as there is work to
>    be done. If everything is completed continues with e.
>
> e. Remote client (Flex) calls into (another) Java service to 'finalize'
> the
>    operation. It passes in the not '0' identifier and other stuff.
>
> f. Java service uses not '0' identifier as the primary key (@Id) via
>    setId() of a record to be created.
>
> Now, let us first wait and see who understands what I'm trying to do here
> ;-)
>
> Thanks,
> Jan.
>
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