Stefan Cameron on Forms
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Archive for September, 2008

HTTP Submit

In the past, I’ve written a lot of articles on submitting data to databases and web services but there’s another way to submit form data: via HTTP POST. In this scenario, you use a regular button object configured to submit to a web page via HTTP or you just use the HTTP submit button object and set the URL appropriately.

Steve, a colleague of mine who works on LiveCycle Designer ES, wrote two posts about this technique a while back. I’ve frequently referred to it in my replies to your comments on various posts so I thought I would include the links in a more prominent place so they’re easier to find:

  1. The original HTTP Submit post.
  2. An important update to the original post.

One use of this could be to make submitting data to a database more secure* than exposing the database on the Internet (which is seldom a good idea). For example, you could have your form’s data posted to a PHP page which could then relay it into a MySQL database running behind the scenes. Another popular combination is ASP and Microsoft Access databases.

* Please note that I cannot speak to the level of security of said suggestion/solution. I’m merely suggesting it could be more secure.

Posted by Stefan Cameron on September 15th, 2008
Filed under Bugs,Data Binding,Designer,Tutorials

CM Letter Building Tutorial

For those of you interested in Adobe’s new Correspondence Management Solution Accelerator, I just posted a Letter Building Tutorial, complete with document and training videos, on the LiveCycle Product Blog.

Posted by Stefan Cameron on September 4th, 2008
Filed under CM,Tutorials

Featur-O-meter Update


Now that LiveCycle Designer ES 8.2 has finally shipped, it was time to create the very first Featur-O-meter Archive (for Designer 8.2).

I took some time today to re-organize my page listing (in the sidebar) in order to provide a list from which Featur-O-meter archives can be selected for viewing. You can use it to see how you voted on past feature ideas as well as which one(s) made the cut:

Pages Re-Org Sep 2008

With Designer 8.2 under our belt, it’s time to think about what features will go into a future release so please start voting!

Posted by Stefan Cameron on September 1st, 2008
Filed under Designer