Correspondence Management DataDitionary provides a representation of the underlying data structure of a complex backend enterprise system in a simple and user-friendly manner which business users can easily understand.
In any enterprise implementation of Correspondence Management usually middle ware developers work on creation of data dictionary.
We get requests from our customers to understand the best practices for creation of DataDictionary.
The answer is try to Keep It Simple.
Do not try to create a single Data Dictionary with tens of thousands of elements to cater to the needs of all the correspondences
If there is a possibility to create multiple data dictionaries by logically separating the correspondences based on business units / business needs , prefer to create multiple data dictionaries.
If a single complex data dictionary is created (even if there isn’t a real need) , there would be some trade-off in the form of performance for some operations like Publishing the datadictionary and preview of letters that use this data dictionary.
Do not try to over complicate the data dictionary by creating too many levels down the hierachy and do not even use a DD which is completely flat.
In case of any confusion or more queries , feel free to post your queries on Adobe LiveCycle forums.
Adobe® Digital Enterprise Platform (ADEP) offers an integrated set of capabilities and technologies that enable organizations to create Customer Experience Management solutions.
ADEP comprises of two servers :
Document Server : All the services related to documents and process (of earlier LiveCycle) are now part of ADEP Document Server
Experience Server : All Solutions (applications) and content are part of Experience Server [ Solutions like CM & ICR used Alfresco based Content Services to store all the content in earlier versions , now they use Day's [now part of Adobe] CRX content repository to store all the content]
Architecture diagram :
For more information on understanding ADEP architecture refer documentation
Installation of Experience server is as simple as a double click.