Some LiveCycle operations require complex data
types as input values. These complex data types define run-time
values used by the operation. For example, the Customer service's createCustomer operation
requires a Customer instance that contains run-time
values required by the service. Without the complex type, the Customer
service throws an exception and does not perform the operation.
When invoking a LiveCycle service, create ActionScript
objects that map to required LiveCycle complex types. For
each complex data type that an operation requires, create a separate
In the ActionScript class, use the RemoteClass metadata
tag to map to the LiveCycle complex type. For example, when
invoking the Customer service's createCustomer operation,
create an ActionScript class that maps to com.adobe.livecycle.sample.customer.Customer data
The following ActionScript class named Customer shows how to
map to the LiveCycle data type com.adobe.livecycle.sample.customer.Customer.
public class Customer
public var name:String;
public var street:String;
public var city:String;
public var state:String;
public var phone:String;
public var zip:int;
The fully qualified data type of the LiveCycle complex
type is assigned to the alias tag.
The ActionScript class's fields match the fields that belong
to the LiveCycle complex type. The six fields located in
the Customer ActionScript class match the fields that belong to com.adobe.livecycle.sample.customer.Customer.
(See Defining the Customer class.)
A good way to determine the field names that
belong to a LiveCycle complex type is to view a service's
WSDL in a web browser. A WSDL specifies a service's complex types
and the corresponding data members. The following WSDL is used for
the Customer service: http://[yourServer]:[yourPort]/soap/services/CustomerService?wsdl.
The Customer ActionScript class belongs to a package named customer.
It is recommended that you place all ActionScript classes that map
to complex LiveCycle data types in their own package. Create
a folder in the Flex project's src folder and place the ActionScript
file in the folder, as shown in the following illustration.