Category: Forms

I try several times to setup Forms Expericence Builder (8.5 and 8.6) on top of Portal Cluster (2 nodes) using the Installation Manager (IIM)

I got the following error during the ear deployment.

WASX7015E: Exception running command: “source “/opt/ibm/WebSphere/wp_profile/ConfigEngine/config/work/was/curJaclScript.jacl””; exception information:
com.ibm.bsf.BSFException: error while eval’ing Jacl expression:
java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: WASX7122E: Expected “-” not found.
-appname “”Forms Experience Builder”” -cluster PortalCluster -MapResRefToEJB { {“IBM Forms Experience Builder WAR 8.5.1.489” “” builder.war,WEB-INF/web.xml jdbc/BuilderDataSource “javax.sql.DataSource” “jdbc/IBM_FORMS_DATA_SOURCE” “” “”} {“IBM Forms Experience Builder WAR 8.5.1.489” “” builder.war,WEB-INF/web.xml mail/BuilderMailSession “javax.mail.Session” “mail/IBM_FORMS_MAIL_SESSION”}} -MapModulesToServers { {.* .* WebSphere:cell=dmgrCell01,cluster=PortalCluster}} -MapRolesToUsers { {“UseApplicationsUsers” No Yes {} {}} {“AdministrativeUsers” No No {adminportal} {}} {“EditApplicationsUsers” No Yes {} {}}} -usedefaultbindings -CtxRootForWebMod { {“IBM Forms Experience Builder WAR 8.5.1.489” builder.war,WEB-INF/web.xml /forms} {“IBM Forms Experience Builder Basic Auth WAR 8.5.1.489” builder-basic.war,WEB-INF/web.xml /forms-basic}}

I search a lot about the problem without success. I raise a PMR and the answer was:

“You cannot install FEB into a Portal server at this time, there are a few known issues with the IIM installer.   If you want to install FEB into the same WAS as portal then you will need to deploy the .ear manually, the steps can be found in the Knowledge Center -> http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SS6KJL_8.6.0/FEB/in_deploying_was.dita”

Doing the manual steps i got FEB working with WebSphere Portal

Forms

Recentemente a IBM lançou a nova versão do Workplace Forms algumas novidades que já vão me ajudar em um projeto.
O produto agora se chama IBM Lotus Forms

1 - Não gera mais imagens quando precisamos imprimir um formulario via WebForm Server. Nas versões anteriores usava-se uma imagen PNG para isto agora gera um PDF.
2 - Com formulários grandes, ou seja muitas páginas, é possível controlar quantas páginas mostrar e o usuário decidir quais páginas carregar.
3 - Temos um conversor de formulários no Designer. Apesar de ser beta já pode ser útil.
4 - Assinatura usando Ajax.
5 - Formulários podem ficar em cache no servidor.
7 - Suporte a funções em JavaScript quando o form é colocado como objeto em páginas HTML.

Forms