EJB 3 and type converters
A crucial feature in an ORM is the possibility to define in detail the conversion/formatting of data in a DB column to/from some Java property type.
E.g. for an organization with a legacy DB where dates are stored as strings with format MMYY, there should be a way to map this to a Java Date.
Can someone explain me how this is to be done with the new super-duper EJB 3.0? At least in EJB 2.x descriptors I found the optional thingy. But I can't seem to find anything in EJB 3.0 that would serve this purpose.
On the other hand, I can not imagine that the spec would be finalized without this elementary feature being in there somewhere...
Any pointers on this are very welcome!