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Unable to fix java.lang.IllegalStateException: Unable to retrieve EntityManagerFactory for unitName

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double-whammy
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I am trying to learn JSP and servlets by making a project. My goal is NOT to focus on JPA, ORM and persistence or even EJB for now. So, please do not tell me to read a tutorial or book on that. Unfortunately, I am not supposed to use SQL queries to interact with the database. Instead, I used pre-written JPA code to manage the persistence while I focus on jsp and servlets.

When I run my project, I get the error - java.lang.IllegalStateException: Unable to retrieve EntityManagerFactory for unitName AffableBeanPU. My project is located at - https://github.com/double-whammy/affablebean.git Download as zip button is on bottom right corner.

Note - My persistence.xml file IS inside the META-INF folder. I checked and built my project again. So that reason can be ruled out.

I googled and none of the solutions were of help. How do I fix this error ?

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MyProject
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|__java (src folder)
| |
| |__controller (package)
| | |__ControllerServlet.java
| |
| |__entity (entity classes here)
| |__session (facade classes for each entity class)
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|__WebContent
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|__WEB-INF
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|__view
| |__category.jsp
| |
| |etc...
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|__index.jsp

Exception:

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Time|Info: Redirecting to /index.jsf
Time|Info: Admin Console: Initializing Session Attributes...
Time|Warning: EJB5184:A system exception occurred during an invocation on EJB CategoryFacade,
method: public java.util.List session.AbstractFacade.findAll()
Time|Warning: javax.ejb.EJBException
at com.sun.ejb.containers.EJBContainerTransactionManager.processSystemException(EJBContainerTransactionManager.java:748)
at com.sun.ejb.containers.EJBContainerTransactionManager.completeNewTx(EJBContainerTransactionManager.java:698)
at com.sun.ejb.containers.EJBContainerTransactionManager.postInvokeTx(EJBContainerTransactionManager.java:503)
at com.sun.ejb.containers.BaseContainer.postInvokeTx(BaseContainer.java:4475)
at com.sun.ejb.containers.BaseContainer.postInvoke(BaseContainer.java:2009)
at com.sun.ejb.containers.BaseContainer.postInvoke(BaseContainer.java:1979)
at com.sun.ejb.containers.EJBLocalObjectInvocationHandler.invoke(EJBLocalObjectInvocationHandler.java:220)
at com.sun.ejb.containers.EJBLocalObjectInvocationHandlerDelegate.invoke(EJBLocalObjectInvocationHandlerDelegate.java:88)
at com.sun.proxy.$Proxy193.findAll(Unknown Source)
at session.__EJB31_Generated__CategoryFacade__Intf____Bean__.findAll(Unknown Source)
at controller.ControllerServlet.init(ControllerServlet.java:31)
at javax.servlet.GenericServlet.init(GenericServlet.java:244)
at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardWrapper.initServlet(StandardWrapper.java:1583)
at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardWrapper.allocate(StandardWrapper.java:1212)
etc ................................................... etc...
at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:745)

Caused by: java.lang.IllegalStateException: Unable to retrieve EntityManagerFactory for unitName AffableBeanPU
at com.sun.enterprise.container.common.impl.EntityManagerWrapper.init(EntityManagerWrapper.java:138)
at com.sun.enterprise.container.common.impl.EntityManagerWrapper._getDelegate(EntityManagerWrapper.java:171)
at com.sun.enterprise.container.common.impl.EntityManagerWrapper.getCriteriaBuilder(EntityManagerWrapper.java:834)
at session.AbstractFacade.findAll(AbstractFacade.java:41)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:57)
etc ................................................... etc...
at com.sun.ejb.containers.EJBLocalObjectInvocationHandler.invoke(EJBLocalObjectInvocationHandler.java:212)
... 33 more

Time|Severe: WebModule[/AffableBean]StandardWrapper.Throwable
javax.ejb.EJBException
at com.sun.ejb.containers.EJBContainerTransactionManager.processSystemException(EJBContainerTransactionManager.java:748)
at com.sun.ejb.containers.EJBContainerTransactionManager.completeNewTx(EJBContainerTransactionManager.java:698)
at com.sun.ejb.containers.EJBContainerTransactionManager.postInvokeTx(EJBContainerTransactionManager.java:503)
etc ................................................... etc...
at session.__EJB31_Generated__CategoryFacade__Intf____Bean__.findAll(Unknown Source)
at controller.ControllerServlet.init(ControllerServlet.java:31)
at javax.servlet.GenericServlet.init(GenericServlet.java:244)
at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardWrapper.initServlet(StandardWrapper.java:1583)
at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardWrapper.allocate(StandardWrapper.java:1212)
etc ................................................... etc...
at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:745)

Caused by: java.lang.IllegalStateException: Unable to retrieve EntityManagerFactory for unitName AffableBeanPU
at com.sun.enterprise.container.common.impl.EntityManagerWrapper.init(EntityManagerWrapper.java:138)
at com.sun.enterprise.container.common.impl.EntityManagerWrapper._getDelegate(EntityManagerWrapper.java:171)
at com.sun.enterprise.container.common.impl.EntityManagerWrapper.getCriteriaBuilder(EntityManagerWrapper.java:834)
at session.AbstractFacade.findAll(AbstractFacade.java:41)
etc ................................................... etc...
at com.sun.ejb.containers.EJBLocalObjectInvocationHandler.invoke(EJBLocalObjectInvocationHandler.java:212)
... 33 more

Time|Warning: StandardWrapperValve[ControllerServlet]: Allocate exception for servlet ControllerServlet
java.lang.IllegalStateException: Unable to retrieve EntityManagerFactory for unitName AffableBeanPU
at com.sun.enterprise.container.common.impl.EntityManagerWrapper.init(EntityManagerWrapper.java:138)
at com.sun.enterprise.container.common.impl.EntityManagerWrapper._getDelegate(EntityManagerWrapper.java:171)
at com.sun.enterprise.container.common.impl.EntityManagerWrapper.getCriteriaBuilder(EntityManagerWrapper.java:834)
at session.AbstractFacade.findAll(AbstractFacade.java:41)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
etc ................................................... etc...

Persistence.xml:

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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

xmlns="http://java.sun.com/xml/ns/persistence" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
xsi:schemaLocation="http://java.sun.com/xml/ns/persistence http://java.sun.com/xml/ns/persistence/persistence_2_0.xsd">
transaction-type="JTA">
jdbc/affablebean