Hello All,

I am trying to set up persistence for a standalone Drools (6.0.1.Final) application that uses JPA, Hibernate (4.3.5.Final) and Bitronix (2.1.4) via Spring (4.0.3.RELEASE).

On the persistence side everything appears to be set up correctly. For my Drools session I use a KieContainer to create a new stateful session using an environment set up with the EntityManagerFactory and TransactionManager set. The problem that I am experiencing however is that nothing is getting persisted to the database. I have poured over the docs at least two dozen times and searched the net for anything related.

Here is what my Spring context file looks like when creating the Drools session...

    <bean id="kReleaseId" factory-bean="kieServices" factory-method="newReleaseId">
        <constructor-arg index="0" value="groupId"/>
        <constructor-arg index="1" value="artifactId"/>
        <constructor-arg index="2" value="1.0-SNAPSHOT"/>
    <bean id="kContainer" factory-bean="kieServices" factory-method="newKieContainer">
        <constructor-arg index="0" ref="kReleaseId"/>
    <bean id="kEnvironment" factory-bean="kieServices" factory-method="newEnvironment">
        <constructor-arg index="0">
                    <key><util:constant static-field="org.kie.api.runtime.EnvironmentName.ENTITY_MANAGER_FACTORY"/></key>
                    <ref bean="entityManagerFactory"/>
                    <key><util:constant static-field="org.kie.api.runtime.EnvironmentName.TRANSACTION_MANAGER"/></key>
                    <ref bean="jtaTransactionManager"/>
    <bean id="kSession" factory-bean="kContainer" factory-method="newKieSession">
        <constructor-arg index="0" ref="kEnvironment"/>

Since the application is standalone I execute fireAllRules on the session at a regular interval (I use this instead of fireUntilHalt as it dramatically reduces the CPU load on the machine). With each call I wrap it in a transaction. Thus, the code looks as follows:

    while (!Thread.currentThread().isInterrupted()) {
        // Start a new transaction
        UserTransaction utx = utx = (UserTransaction)new InitialContext().lookup("java:comp/UserTransaction");

        // Tick the session

        // Close the transaction

            // Sleep so that other applications can use the CPU
            try {
            } catch (InterruptedException e) {
                // When our sleep is interrupted it's because the executor wants us to shut down.

When I inspect kSession in the debugger I can see the environment is properly set. I have tried digging down into the execute a bit but can't find any point at which the TransactionManager or EntityManagerFactory are used. As I said above I know Hibernate is set up correctly as well as Bitronix. I can see them working just fine in the logs and they definitely are hitting the database (and create tables for sessioninfo and workingmemory as they should). I just get nothing actually in the database stored, ever.

Any help here is appreciated. It seems like it should work but it just doesn't.

Thanks in advance,

Jean-Philippe Steinmetz