hi Todd, Bunny, and Eberhard (via BCC),
there seem to be two solutions/compromises to my problem:
1. http://java.sun.com/jta for JTA/JTS (the Java Transaction
API/Service), specifying the packages javax.transaction and
javax.transaction.xa, along with my sought-for prepare() functionality
Unfortunately, there currently seems to be no implementation (yet)!?
2. a vendor (Inprise)-specific support for distributed transactions for
Oracle XA + Sybase and JBuilder for C++ *no_Java* *sigh*
I additionally will check what EJB support could do for my problem.
I will have a look in the JBuilder 3 for database apps manuals tomorrow
morning. This all is very unsatisfying.
For anyone interested in the topic: There is an article on JTS in the
German language magazine iX, 8/99, on pp. 116.
Mit freundlichen Gruessen/Best regards, Klaus Hildner