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Scribble your forms

With new Mobile Forms, it is much easier to customize the forms than ever. In this post, I will cover one such improvisation that Mobile Form provides out of the box. Mobile Form extends image field to provide a scribble control on the form. The users can scribble any useful drawing, for example their signatures to the form. This control comes in the livecycle ES4 designer out of the box. Due to its close proximity with paper signature, we call it signature scribble. So here is how you design a form with scribble.



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LiveCycle Mobile Forms

One of the many new offerings in LiveCycle ES4 is Mobile Forms that is ability to display and fill forms on mobile devices like iPad and other tablets. Mobile forms uses the already stable and widespread html5 as its rendering format so practically, any device that supports html5 can show LiveCycle forms. With the explosion of mobile devices, our existing customers were looking for this component to increase their reach and not only that, it would also enable many new use cases. Mobile Forms plays key role in customer’s workflow and enabling that workflow step on mobile device will further reduce the time taken to complete the process.

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XDP Stitching using DDX

- Girish Bedekar, LiveCycle Solution Evangelist @ Adobe

A common use case is to let the end user select various fragments to insert in the final PDF. The screen shot below would better explain what I mean by this. AS you can see this screen captures some user information, and allows the user to select fragments that need to be inserted in the final pdf. When the user hits the submit button it will call a LC process which will parse the parameters and build the DDX needed for XDP Stitching. The Process makes use of a custom component called xmlUtilities which allows you to insert elements in an xml document. The input parameters to the process are the name,city,address,state,zip and fragments. The fragments variable will hold a comma separated list of selected fragments.

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Read the complete post at Adobe LiveCycle Blog.

Testing LiveCycle Workspace

- Ameeth Palla, Technical Account Manager, Adobe

A topic that has come up several times in the recent past is about testing Adobe LiveCycle Workspace. I thought it will be useful to provide some information around this for the benefit of a larger LC community.

If the objective is Load testing, in-house Adobe uses a commercial tool call Silk Performer which can capture and replay the AMF3 interactions between Workspace and the server for scalable load generation. There are other tools that work with AMF3.Some people have asked if QTP can be used for load testing – It is unlikely that QTP is a good fit, since it is not suited to scalable load generation.

Adobe recommends using Silk Performer or Neotys Neload for load testing of Workspace. Check out the links below that may provide more insight into this topic:

http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/830/cpsid_83082.html
http://my.adobe.acrobat.com/p59756637/
http://www.adobe.com/devnet/flex/articles/flex-load-testing.html

If the objective is Functional testing then Workspace is configured for QTP testing out of the box.  If you install QTP, restart your computer, then install the Flex plug-in for QTP, restart your computer then you can start automating your Workspace tests.  However for QTP automation you should use the Workspace automation URL rather than the default URL.  So rather than http://server:port/Workspace/Main.html you would use http://server:port/Workspace/Main-auto.html.

 

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Read the complete post at http://blogs.adobe.com/livecycle/2012/03/testing-livecycle-workspace.html.

LiveCycle Data Services for Java EE 4.6 now available

- Juergen Hauser, Sr. Product Manager – LiveCycle Data Services

Here’s another announcement! LiveCycle Data Services version 4.6 is now generally available. It is the latest update to the JEE or LiveCycle version of Data Services and it is a feature-rich major release, including expanded support for mobile applications (HTML5/JavaScript, native iOS and Java/Google Android), adds an SAP Connector, introduces managed remoting, and enhancements to model driven development and the offline synchronization framework.

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Read the complete post at http://blogs.adobe.com/livecycle/2011/12/livecycle-data-services-for-java-ee-4-6-now-available.html.

 

Toggling between two fields in a dynamic form

The LiveCycle Cookbook, a community resource for developers, has a recent recipe and sample artifact by Arjun V: Toggling between two fields in a dynamic form.

The Cookbook homepage is here: http://cookbooks.adobe.com/livecycle. Check out the available recipes and contribute your own.

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Original article at http://blogs.adobe.com/samartha/2012/03/toggling-between-two-fields-in-a-dynamic-form.html.

Future of Flex – Whitepaper from Adobe

Moderator’s note: Although this blog post is not specific to LiveCycle, the Adobe enterprise community will likely find it useful. We’re taking the liberty of sharing it (with due thanks to Holly Schinsky).


 


There have been a lot of questions about the viability and future of Flex recently, and Adobe has published an official whitepaper today detailing their support for Flex going forward. The paper also contains details regarding Flash runtime support, Flash Builder support and other Apache contributions including the Falcon compiler. I believe the paper is a must read and can be found HERE.

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Original article at http://devgirl.org/2012/02/15/future-of-flex-whitepaper-from-adobe/.

How to Fix com.adobe.idp.scheduler.SchedulerException: Failure Occurred During Job Recovery

Problem Scenario: LiveCycle uses Quartz scheduler. Typical use case is when “watched folder” endpoint related schedules get translated as quartz triggers. Quartz takes care of executing the trigger based on frequency and updates a table with the latest execution count. … Continue reading

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Full article at http://blogs.adobe.com/ADEP/2011/12/com-adobe-idp-scheduler-schedulerexception-failure-occured-during-job-recovery.html.

Flat PDF vs. XFA Form PDFs

A frequent mistake that is made is to assume that, since XFA Forms can be saved as PDFs, they will behave like any other PDF. Truth is: XFA PDFs and flat PDFs are entirely different beasts.

Read about the detailed differences here.
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