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Nothing happens when calling a webserice.


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Hi All,

I am a new bie developing adobe forms. I am using Adobe Livecycle Designer 8 & has adobe reader 8.

I am trying to develop adobe forms with web service. The web service

WSDL location is :-

I have created a new dataconnection with the above URL, drag & drop fields & button onto the form & save the form.

when I open the PDF on my local machine, enter the post code and push button, nothing happens. no error/warning message.

I also downloaded a web service example PDF from

This form also has button to execute a web service but again nothing happens?

Any clues why this is happening? I turned off my firewall thinking it might be blocking but no joy 😞

Please help!


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Level 10
Are you using Reader? If so the form must be Reader Extended to allow Reader to make a Web service call. Acrobat will allow it without Reader Extensions. I tried that wsdl in Acrobat and it worked fine.