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How do I configure FDS?

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The documentation section for "Flex Data Services"
configuration is empty, even on livedocs.



How do I get it running under a different domain name than
localhost: ? I know how to do that in apache, but according to the
diagram, apache isn't involved with FDS.



I did the JRun version of the install, and I'm on a linux box
(development).



Where can I get documentation on how to configure FDS?



(Also, will the remoting stuff in AMFPHP work ok with FDS?)



thank you

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elysianthomas
Level 1
Level 1
Yeah, that'd be of interest for me, too.

Especially, how to properly set up the destinations and
channels in the xml-files.



Greetings, Thomas.
HARI123456
Level 1
Level 1
FES webapp has better documentation and has instructions to
deploy on any j2ee web app container like any web
applications.
busitech
Level 2
Level 2
Page 1085 of the 1240 page Application Development manual
discusses configuring data services.



AMFPHP is a clone of Flash Remoting. Flash Remoting is not
the same as FDS, and FDS is not a drop-in replacement.



In short, Flash Remoting only manages function calls to
various server-side programs, and you do the rest. FDS does not
support certain Flash Remoting functionality, but provides many
other features which are way beyond the scope of Flash Remoting
such as RTMP, publish/subscribe messaging, conflict resolution,
data replication, and occasionally connected clients.
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Ok, what's the "Application Development manual" ?



Here's where I'm looking for documentation: I open Flex
Builder 2, I click on any of the help links in the welcome screen
to bring up the help browser, and when I navigate to this:




http://livedocs.macromedia.com/labs/1/flex20beta2/00002733.html



Which is a section titled "Flex Data Services configuration",
and most of the subsections are blank. (at the time of this
writing.)



And, about FDS v remoting- what I have right now is
actionscript 2 talking to PHP via AMFPHP. So,



If I wanted to switch to Flex and FDS, would I necessarily
have to stop using PHP?



Are the features of FDS a superset of the features of
remoting? Would one typically use both remoting and FDS together,
or does FDS do everything that remoting can do, plus more, hence
remoting goes away?



thanks



pete
Level 3
Level 3
If you're using Flex Builder you have to point the project at
your /WEB-INF/flex/flex-enterprise-services.xml configuration file.
Depending on how you set up the project, you may specify this as a
compiler argumetn using
--services=c:/dev/yourappserver/flex/WEB-INF/flex/flex-enterprise-services.xml



Same command line argument goes if compiling with mxmlc.exe
directly.



Take a look at this article on labs:




http://labs.adobe.com/wiki/index.php/Flex_Enterprise_Services:resources:articles:rpc_services