2 Replies Latest reply on Jun 19, 2006 3:37 PM by mikeDoh

    Flex Data Services tutorial error

      In the "Before You Begin" section of the Flex Data Services tutorial in "Getting Started with Flex", the first bullet is incorrect. It text should be:

      "Ensure that you have installed the Flex Data Services Beta 3 release and that you can run the applications in the samples web application."

      The installation instructions are located here:

      The tutorial zip file is located here:

      - Mike Peterson
      Adobe Flex documentation team
        • 1. Flex Data Services tutorial error
          Hi, I found some more "issues" with these data services tutorial.

          First of working with the notes example at first I couldn't get the two browsers to talk to eachother until I found this comment by funk_sf on the livedocs:


          after some searching, I located a link to the tutorial.zip here: http://www.macromedia.com/go/flex2beta1_quickstart_tutorial_zip. i unzip'd the contents into my samples directory so that I had the following path: C:\fds2\jrun4\servers\default\samples\tutorials

          the xml file in WEB-INF for the standalone flexbuilder 2b3 is located at C:\fds2\resources\config as mentioned in the comments on the previous page ( http://livedocs.macromedia.com/labs/1/flex20beta3/00000129.html)

          as for creating the tutorial1.mxml file, i created a new Flex project with the following settings (this is from memory, so hopefully i recall all the steps right):

          File->New Flex Project

          How will you flex application access data? -> Flex Data Services -> Compile application locally in Flex Builder

          root folder: C:\fds2\jrun4\servers\default\samples

          root url: http://localhost:8700/samples/

          I left the build paths to their defaults (ie. blank)

          named the main application file: tutorial1.mxml
          output folder: tutorial
          output folder url: [blank]

          So I followed his advice, deleted my project and made it in the samples directory and the notes application started to work, so all appeared good.

          Until I was making the Java example and I'm now faced with the following errors:

          Severity Description Resource In Folder Location Creation Time Id
          2 Definition samples.contact:Contact could not be found. tutorial2.mxml Tutorials line 8 6 juni 2006 16:36:25 20

          Severity Description Resource In Folder Location Creation Time Id
          2 Type was not found or was not a compile-time constant: Contact. tutorial2.mxml Tutorials line 13 6 juni 2006 16:36:25 21

          I'm not sure what is happening, I think it can't find the data service files but I don't know how to make it so that it does find those files, the manual is still a bit vague on that and when I try to run this application it just shows a blue (flex) screen. The code I'm using is straight from the example documentation after tinkering around for 2 days to get this to work I thought using original code is the best way to go.

          My application tries to run from http://localhost:8700/samples/bin/tutorial2.html

          The documentation states:
          Open the following URL in two browser windows:

          The screenshots in the documentation show:
          Window1: /tutorial/tutorial1.mxml
          Window2: /dataservice/contact/tutorial_step4.mxml

          Now I'm just confused, tutorial1.mxml is my notes application which was the previous tutorial and there was no mention of a tutorial_step4.mxml file ?

          Someone help me please with where to place these files and why so I can understand what is happening here.

          Thanks :)
          • 2. Re: Flex Data Services tutorial error
            I'm in the same situation. I cannot understand exactly how the client application accesses the server java classes.