Typical Bean Configuration XML file is given below.
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <beans xmlns="http://www.springframework.org/schema/beans" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:schemaLocation="http://www.springframework.org/schema/beans http://www.springframework.org/schema/beans/spring-beans-3.2.xsd" > <bean class="com.malliktalksjava.service.EmployeeService"> <property name="empRepository" ref="employeeDAO"/> </bean> <bean id="employeeDAO" class="com.malliktalksjava.dao.EmployeeDao"/> </beans>
From the above config, EmployeeService Bean is Anonymous because no id is supplied explicitly. Hence, Spring Container generates a unique id for that bean. It uses the fully qualified class name and appends a number to it.
However, if you want to refer that bean by name, through the use of the ref element you must provide a name.
Right way of doing is shown using second Bean, its been declared with employeeDAO id attribute in order to be referenced by the empRepository property of the first Bean.