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Translating your Forms into other languages

Forms created using LiveCycle designer can be easily translated. To translate your form please follow the instructions mentioned in this document
Translating LiveCycle Designer form into other languages
Let me know if you have difficulties in getting this to work.
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Submitting PDF to a servlet

I have written a simple servlet which writes the submitted pdf to the c drive of the server. I have written the instructions in the pdf document which can be found here
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Download the war file
Deploy it on your server
Design your form with a submit button configured to submit “PDF” and pointing to the url
The url should be of the following format
in my case it was http://ginger:8080/SaveToFile/SavePdf. Where ginger:8080 is my server and port no.
Save the form and hit the submit button
The form will get submitted to the servlet which writes the pdf to the c drive of the server
Let me know if you need any more help

Using Namespace in Workbench

The xml returned by webservices invariably use namespaces. To access data contained in the xml you would need to declare namespace . To declare namespace you would select the process,right click the process select properties, click the advanced tab to create namespaces
For example the following is a example of namespace declared in workbench
where greg is the namespace prefix
I have included a simple process which makes a web service call to Amazon, using namespace I get data out of the response. The following is an example of using namespace in workbench
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Accessing Process Variable Names and Values

I have written a simple component which lets you access process variable names and values for a given task. The component takes a taskID as an input parameter and return a HashMap of string which contains the process variables names and its values. Click the link below to access sample process which uses the custom component
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I just finished helping a customer who wanted to add X number of days to a date entered in a text field
The following was the use case. A form has 2 TextFields Start_Date and End_date
User enters a certain date in the Start_Date text field for example 09/24/08 (MM/DD/YY)
The End_Date should add 90 days to the Start_date and populate the End_Date
The following script would do that
var current = Date2Num(Start_Date.rawValue, “MM/DD/YY”)
var future = current+90
var newDate = Num2Date(future,”MM/DD/YY”)
form1.#subform[0].End_Date.rawValue = newDate

Validating End Date is later than Start Date

var diff = Date2Num(EndingDate.rawValue, “YYYY-MM-DD”) – Date2Num(StartingDate.rawValue, “YYYY-MM-DD”)
if (diff > 0) then“The End date is later than start date”)
else“PLEASE CHECK….The End date is before the start date”)
I have added the pdf here.Please click here to check it out
Date Manipulations

Checking for Task Attachments when submitting an form

Very often there is a need to make sure the user has added an attachment to the task(Attachment added to the attachment tab).There is no out of the box way to find out if the task has attachments and prevent the user from submitting the form if there is no attachment

I have written a simple process which given a taskID would return the number of attachments associated with the task

You would then call this process from your form as a web service.The input parameter for the web service is going to be the value of the field AWS_TASKID which is part of the processfields.The return value of the webservice is stored in a hidden field.We then check to see if the value of the hidden field is “0” which means there are no attachments associated with the task. All this logic is put in the click event of the AWS_SUBMIT button which is again part of the process fields.

I have put together a simple process which would explain to you the finer points. Click the following link to access the collateral for this process. The collateral are added as file attachments.Click the paper clip icon
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let me know if you have any questions

Inserting Image in a XDP

A common use case is the ability to insert a image into a xdp and render the xdp into a PDF.To do this you will need to create a XSD with an image element. Then you will create a XDP using the XSD. Bind the fields of the xsd to the fields on the form.

Then you will have to merge the xml data into the xdp and render the xdp into a pdf.

I have attached a simple process which reads a xml file,extracts the image field out of the xml data, populates another xml variable with the image data and renders xdp with the data
I have included the XSD,XML file which has the image as base64 encoded string,XDP file.Click on the file attachments icon of the PDF
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This process was built using 8.2 version. In 8.2 there are two new functions which allow you to encode a document object into a base64 string or get a document object out of a base 64 string. These are document functions