It seems that Central does not deserialize ColdFusion query objects returned from web service calls in the same way that Flash MX 2004 does. Instead, you get back an object with a property called “columnList” (which is an array), and a property called “data” which is also an array. It’s not hard to massage the data from there, but fortunately, the Central SDK comes with a handy utility written by Mike Chambers called QueryToDataProvider which does the work for you. It’s located in Utilities/classes. If you are integrating Central with ColdFusion, you will probably want to check it out.
By Christian Cantrell
January 6, 2004