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Adobe Instructor-led Course

Flex 3 and LiveCycle Data Services: Integrating with Data and Messaging  (2 days)

Onsite and private classes available. Please enquire directly for details...

Note: Flash Builder 4 is now used in the delivery of this class.  Deliveries using Flex Builder 3 are still available upon request.


Flex 3 and LiveCycle Data Services: Integrating with Data and Messaging provides experienced application developers with hands-on, practical experience connecting their Flex client applications to remote, dynamic data using LiveCycle Data Services. This two day course instructs developers how to connect with remote data using web services and LiveCycle Data Services' features allowing communication with a Java-based server environment. In addition, skills will be learned how to manipulate and format the returned data.


$995 per student

Group discounts available (for groups of 4 or more, enrolling to take the same class together on the same dates).


This course is designed for application developers who want to connect their Flex front ends to dynamic data. To gain the most from this class, you should:

Course Outline

Introducing Flex 3 and LiveCycle Data Services: Integrating with Data and Messaging

  • Introducing Mastery Learning
  • Understanding the Course Format
  • Reviewing the Course Prerequisites
  • Reviewing the Course Outline

Accessing Web Services

  • Using web services
  • Invoking web service methods and using the results
  • Handling results using an event handler
  • Walkthrough 2: Using a result event
  • Handling faults
  • Calling multiple methods from the same WebService object
  • Passing Parameters to Web Services
  • Importing Web Services in Flex Builder

Introduction to LiveCycle Data Services ES

  • Introducing LiveCycle Data Services ES
  • Installing LiveCycle Data Services
  • Creating a Flex application for use with LiveCycle Data Services
  • Understanding the Server Compilation Process
  • LiveCycle Data Services Features
  • The Proxy Service
  • The Proxy Service Default Destination
  • Named Proxy Service Destinations
  • Using BlazeDS

Using Java Classes with the Remoting Service

  • Understanding the Remoting Service
  • Handling RPC Events
  • Complex Remote Method Calls
  • Exchanging Data between ActionScript and Java
  • Handling Server-Side Exceptions
  • Remoting Service Runtime Configuration

Managing Data on the Client

  • Understanding collection classes
  • Filtering data on the client
  • Sorting data on the client
  • Using the IViewCursor interface

Using the Message Service

  • Introducing the Message Service
  • Sending Messages
  • Receiving and Processing Messages
  • Sending and Receiving Complex Data

Using the Data Management Service

  • What is the Flex Data Management Service?
  • Data Management Service Architecture
  • Changing Data
  • Managing Pending Changes
  • Using Data Management Service Events
  • Advanced Data Management Service Features

Providing XML to Controls with E4X

  • Understanding XML structure
  • Working with XML data in ActionScript 3
  • Using E4X Expressions
  • Using the Tree control
  • Using Tree Control Events and Properties
  • Using E4X Expressions for Search
  • Removing Items from XML

Uploading Files to a Server

  • Implementing file transfer basics
  • Uploading a file



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