How do I use an external xml file as a data source for my LiveCycle form?
I have an xml file on my server that is updated every few days by a script. My LiveCycle form is on the server and can be pushed to the client by the click of a button on a web page or similar. Is it possible to have the LiveCycle form refresh its data before being sent to the client, or every few days?
I would rather keep the xml file and the form seperate as other applications and scripts make use of the xml file.
1) If the form is being used internally on the same network (ie: the xml file is always availabe via network to th form), the form can query local files, but this requires advanced scripting.
I haven't done it with shared network drives tho. - if you do, I use solution two
2) Assuming you use LC Reader Extensions and the form is 'all over', not always on the originating network.
- Expose the XML file via a webservice (if it is not sensitive data)
- Get the form to query the webservice
3)But if you have LiveCycle installed with Forms.
Use the readXML component and then bind the XML with the Form.