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OLEDB option not appearing


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It has been one of those days.  In the previous versions of LC I have used an OLEDB connection to talk to a SQL Server database and and Access Database.  I did this by creating a new Data Connection in LC Designer and specifying my database information.

I have created a form in LC Designer ES2 and when I went to create a new data connection I was not presented with the option to use an OLEDB database.  I was only give the option to use an XML schema file, a sample xml file, an Adobe Data Model, or a WSDL. 

My question is does LC still have the ability to connect directly to a database or do I have to use a WSDL?  If it can how do I do it without the OLEDB option?

Or is my installtion messed up?


Barry Graham

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Hi Barry,

I have the same version of Designer as you and I get the OLEDB option after the WSDL one, so I would say it is something wrong with your setup.

Not sure what it might be though.



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I have done a little more testing and the issue seems to be with Adobe WorkBench.  If I take the form that I created and open it in the Designer stand-alone, not through Adobe WorkBench, I get the OLEDB database connection option.  If I then open the form in Designer through the work bench I do not get the OLEDB option.

If I open the form in a previous version of LiveCycle it works fine.  This is very strange.  I am curious to see if anyone else has had similar problems.


Barry Graham