Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Flex DocumentReference and LiveCycle 8.2

If you plan to use a DocumentReference to send a file to LiveCycle, such as an xml file, you need to ensure that you're using the latest adobe-remoting-provider.swc found xxx\LiveCycle8.2\LiveCycle_ES_SDK\misc\DataServices\Client-Libraries.

Previous versions of the DocumentReference allow for xml, but with 8.2, you need to send your document within the text property.

Look at "LCDS-325" at if you want more details or plan to fix this change on the LiveCycle side, but at the end of the day, it's easier to simply update your swc and text property.

Get current user for a workspace enabled flex application

Here is a sample code snippet if you have to pull user information or user credentials from the signed-in workspace user when a flex application is loaded as a process/form in workspace.

import lc.core.ISessionManager;
import lc.domain.SessionMap;
import mx.utils.ObjectUtil;

var session : SessionMap = SessionMap( Application.application.session );
var sessionManager : ISessionManager = ISessionManager( session.getObject( "lc.core.ISessionManager" ) );

trace( ObjectUtil.toString( sessionManager.authenticatedUser ) );

You'll see that authenticated user is mapped to lc.domain.User. You'll need the latest fds.swk and fds_rb.swc for this. Below is an example of what you'll get back.

address = (null)
description = (null)
displayName = "Super Administrator"
domain = (null)
email = ""
emailAliases = (null)
firstName = (null)
groups = (null)
initials = (null)
isOutOfOffice = false
lastName = (null)
locale = (null)
oid = "8D1446F6-A3DD-F4C2-378B-1B46089140AA"
session = (null)
telephone = ""
timezone = (null)
userid = "administrator"

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

MySQL Configuration with Adobe LiveCycle ES Turnkey

I just did a fresh install of the Adobe LiveCycle ES Update 1 Turnkey (8.2) and ran into an issue when trying to connect to the MySQL instance it installs using the basic MySQL GUI tools. If you receive "either the server service or the configuration file could not be found. startup variables and service section are therefore disabled" when opening the MySQL GUI Administrator tools, then check out the following steps:
  • Backup C:\Adobe\LiveCycle8.2\mysql\my.ini
  • Launch the MySQL Administrator
  • When prompted to sign in, hold the Ctrl key and click the "Skip" button that appears
  • Click on Startup Variables, and hit "Choose Option File" at the bottom and select C:\Adobe\LiveCycle8.2\mysql\my.ini
  • Then go back to the Server Control and make sure that "Config Filename" is correct under the "Configure Service" tab.

You should then be able to stop and start the services and connect with the correct password. You can normally pull your username password from C:\Adobe\LiveCycle8.2\jboss\server\all\deploy\adobe_ds.xml if you're not sure what it is after going through the generic install.

This however doesn't solve all my issues, as my "default" account doesn't have the same privileges as say the root account would, but then again, the root account doesn't seem to exist...