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"akMorganH" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> This is the second question today, and hopefully this one can be resolved
> i'm very interested in using Flex.
> I downloaded the 60 day FlexBuilder 3 trial, and it works nicely.
> However, I have a ColdFusion 8 server attached to a 10g Oracle database.
> needs to be installed on said server to get Flex to work correctly, and be
> to query the database?
Flex is a client-side technology, so you'll use ColdFusion to query the
database and return a result as usual. Flex will simply replace the UI
(form and result pages).
Two things I'll mention:
1) Here's one solution which I am using because I have CF 7.0.2:
You'll need a J2EE server -- I suggest JBoss, Tomcat, or Java's Glassfish (which is what I'm using).
-Download FDS/LCDS and install the J2EE version (not JRun) to a root directory (C:\LCDS for example)
-Open the admin panel for your J2EE server and use it's deployment method on Flex.war from the FDS/LCDS directory mentioned in the step above.
-This will now deploy FDS/LCDS to your J2EE server (including all necessary config files in flex/WEB-INF/flex/)
-Simply create a new flex app within the /flex context on your J2EE server and then make adjustments to the config files mentioned previously to connect to a CF datasource
Suggestion: Google for Flex and ColdFusion to get the specifics
Solution #2: If you installed LCDS with CF8, you can use this as your deployment.
Suggestion: check this link out for a good idea on how to set your project up (though this example uses Flex 2 with CF8, you'll easily figure it out for Flex 3)