3 Replies Latest reply on Nov 17, 2006 8:54 AM by ashar2005

    Data Services access when the SWF is served from somewhere else

    vanhoese
      Is it possible to serve a flex swf outside of the Data Services appserver that can access the dataservices Producer/Consumer mx tags?

      If so, how would you add the remote URL to the mx:Consumer or mx:Producer to access the data services?
        • 1. Re: Data Services access when the SWF is served from somewhere else
          CathyM Level 1
          Yes, this is possible. You may compile your swfs ahead of time and then deploy them on any web server. When compiled correctly, these swfs should be able to connect to your FDS server back-end.

          When you compile your swfs with the command-line compiler, you'll need to make sure you specify -services <location_of_services_config_xml> as part of the compiler options. If you services-config.xml file has {context.root} or {context-root} tokens, you'll also need to specify -context-root /flex where /flex is the context root for your web application. If you have hard-coded server names and ports, be sure that these match the configuration of your FDS server so that the remote swf will know which FDS endpoints to connect to.

          In some cases, you'll also need to include a crossdomain.xml file allowing access to the FDS server.
          • 2. Data Services access when the SWF is served from somewhere else
            ashar2005
            Does anybody have any actual code lines and compiler line examples they can give to make this type of configuration work ?
            Everything runs fine if the swf is on the same server as FDS. I want the FDS server on its own machine, so
            I tried the posted suggestion of including the
            -services ' http://www.servername.com:8700/flex/WEB-INF/flex/services-config.xml' in the Flex Builder 2 compiler setting and it
            just keeps saying "unable to open http://www.servername.com:8700/flex/WEB-INF/flex/services-config.xml.

            And yes, I also tried it with and without the -context-root /flex flag just in case.

            TIA
            • 3. Re: Data Services access when the SWF is served from somewhere else
              ashar2005 Level 1
              I figured this out by trial and error, and there's probably some others trying to do this, so I thought I would post it.

              1. In the compiler settings, instead of -services <url of server with location of services-config.xml> , make it -services <location of LOCAL services-config.xml, this means that you would have to have FDS running locally as well which makes sense for testing.

              2. In your LOCAL services-config.xml, change the {server-name} entries to www.yourFDSserver.com for each of the Channels that you are using.

              3. Recompile the swf and place it on the webserver of your choice.

              4. You may need to place a crossdomain.xml file for security access.