Your achievements

Level 1

0% to

Level 2

Tip /
Sign in

Sign in to Community

to gain points, level up, and earn exciting badges like the new
Bedrock Mission!

Learn more

View all

Sign in to view all badges

Error when calling addAsset/updateAsset methods


Level 1

I'm relatively new to invoking LiveCycle opertions with the Java API. I have managed to automated most of the necessary tasks I typically perform in the Workbench. The remaining piece involves asset management.

I am trying to upload a new document to an application with the following code snippet.

// Create a ServiceClientFactory object

ServiceClientFactory myFactory = ServiceClientFactory.createInstance(connectionProps);

// Create an ApplicationManagerClient object

ApplicationManagerClient appClient = new ApplicationManagerClient(myFactory);

try {

  // Create a Document object

  FileInputStream myAsset = new FileInputStream(filePath + "/" + fileName);

  Document newAsset = new Document(myAsset);

  // Add a new asset to the application

  String assetPath = appClient.addAsset(application, folder + "/" + fileName, newAsset);

  System.out.println("Successfully deployed file " + assetPath + " in " + application + " application.");

} catch(Exception e) {



application, filePath, fileName, and folder are strings (e.g. TestApp, /data01/tmp, TestFile.xdp, TestFolder).

I keep getting the following error, however.

ALC-DSC-000-000: com.adobe.livecycle.applicationmanager.client.ApplicationManagerClientException: Internal error.

        at com.adobe.livecycle.applicationmanager.client.ApplicationManagerClient.addAsset(

        at com.adobe.livecycle.applicationmanager.client.ApplicationManagerClient.addAsset(

        at DeployAsset.main(

There is no error in the server logs, and the same error occurs when using the updateAsset method. The deleteAsset method works for an existing asset.

Any assistance would be appreciated.

2 Replies


Level 1

Yes, the Repository Service works to upload documents, but then if I try to deploy the application I receive an error that it is empty. Also when I export the application it is empty.

Additionally, if a document is only uploaded to the repository and not written to the file system, it cannot be retrieved by the Output Service (at least for the application I am working with).

This is from the "Using the Repository Service" help page for ES4:

Important: The Repository Service should not be used with LiveCycle ES2, LiveCycle ES2.5, andthe newer LiveCycle ES4. Also, the Repository Service should not be used with the current Application Model.