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When Your DI Breaks: bean-discovery-mode in CDI 1.1 (JavaEE 7)

CDI 1.1 JSR-346 comes with finer scanning control and an attribute bean-discovery-mode with possible values: all, annotated and none:

<beans xmlns=""

However, the suggested value "annotated" only recognizes annotated CDI managed beans. Beans without any annotation are ignored. The value all behaves like in Java EE 6: also beans without any annotations are recognized.

So if DI doesn't work (e.g. org.jboss.weld.exceptions.DeploymentException: WELD-001408 Unsatisfied dependencies for type…), double check the beans.xml.

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Posted by Tim Boudreau on July 11, 2013 at 02:24 PM CEST #

Can you help me fix the issue ?

I am using GF4 and created a class in application client jar and trying to inject it into EJB module and Web mobule. but i am getting below exception.


Posted by krishna kodali on August 04, 2013 at 07:01 AM CEST #

Hi Adam
Is it possible to @Inject String (having @Produces method defined elsewhere) while bean-discovery-mode is set to annotated???? Of course JavaEE7 and GF4.0.

Posted by Bartek on August 05, 2013 at 05:30 PM CEST #

It is surprising that CDI expert committee completely overlooked the necessity to manually register beans or specify beans.xml file from alternative locations, or specify jar-file paths in one beans.xml.

This would have reduced the need for a lot of boiler plate code to make classes outside the established JEE deployment structure available as CDI beans.

I hope at least JEE-8 fixes this shortcoming, and makes manual registration of CDI beans simpler.

Posted by Samba Kolusu on August 06, 2015 at 07:57 PM CEST #

Hi Adam,
ho can i define Alternatives across jars... by default the alternative only works for the beans in current jar. is there any annotation or some option in beans.xml.. (i m new to this thing). thanks

Posted by manoj on July 08, 2016 at 11:55 AM CEST #

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