"Of course the DAO class incl. the package must be set up correctly in the faces-config.xml "
I think have made the correct setup.
"why would you want to use the bean object in your own class?"
The methods how to load which documents from which views are defined in my own classes. The reference to which database the data resides was defined as followed:
NotesContext nct = NotesContext.getCurrent();
Database db = nct.getCurrentDatabase();
I want to switch that into:
Database db = dao.getDatabase();
BTW I am version 13 of ExtLib, from what I read in this popst that should not be a problem.