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Database connected forms with Acrobat 9 and LiveCycle Designer

Learn how to connect your LiveCycle Designer form to a database.

By Paul Guerette – March 23, 2010


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In this on-demand webinar, join Paul Guerette as he discusses how to connect your LiveCycle Designer Form to a database. Learn how to create the data source, use forms to view and navigate the database, and add code to display specific records. Paul will also go over security and design considerations you should take into account when implementing database connectivity to your forms. Familiarity with LiveCycle Designer forms, Microsoft Access, and some programming knowledge is helpful. This is a Windows-only feature.

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Lori Kassuba

10, 2014-10-08 08, 2014

Hi david friedman,

I would suggest posting your question in the LiveCycle Designer forum at:


david friedman

9, 2014-10-01 01, 2014

I’ve followed your examples to the letter and yet cant get the lookup feature to work.  i tried it using LC version 4 on Windows 7 64bit.  it only populates the form with the first row in the dataset and the lookup doesnt even execute the code-behind

Lori Kassuba

1, 2013-04-24 24, 2013

Hi Jason,

I’ve included a link to the sample files in the description of this session.



11, 2013-04-17 17, 2013

Can you please send the source documents to me as well?

One thing that is missing (or I missed) is the data binding to the cloned data connection versus linking to the actual data connection. Is oDB setup as a form variable so it remains after the script is run?


Lori Kassuba

2, 2013-03-11 11, 2013

Hi Bruce H.,

I just emailed you the PDF files.


Bruce H

12, 2013-02-28 28, 2013

Is there any way to get get a copy of pdf files that are used in this video?  When I try to download the files at the end of the video, I get the following error: The selected resource does not exist.

Patty Friesen

5, 2012-11-19 19, 2012

Hi Bruce,

Yes, this version of the video is post re-sync. I just listened to various portions of it and didn’t detect any problem in the sound quality. The Connect session does work better on a wired connection rather than wireless. Also, be sure and turn up the volume on your computer speakers.

If you’d like to send me your browser, version and OS, I can ask our webmaster to take a look at issues related to platform.

I’m sorry for any continued problems you’re experiencing and appreciate you taking the time to advise us of the issues.


Bruce Peters

9, 2012-11-17 17, 2012

Post re-sync?? still not able to hear it.  There’s a very clear copy of it on YouTube - but it is a teaser - ends after 7 minutes or so - too bad the whole video can not sound like that.

Any luck getting this video fixed so it can be heard?

Patty Friesen

2, 2012-10-26 26, 2012

We have re-sync’d the recording and there should be no more audio problems. Please let us know if you continue to encounter problems.



Patty Friesen

10, 2012-10-10 10, 2012

Hi Bill, Terry and Vincent,

We’re looking into whether or not we can re-sync the recording.

Thanks for your comments.



6, 2012-10-04 04, 2012

The audio was very bad! It was very broken up and I could not really make out what was being said.

Patty Friesen

3, 2012-10-01 01, 2012

Hi Vincent and Terry,

Thanks for the heads up on the soundtrack and sorry you’re experiencing problems. I just listened to the soundtrack and it sounded fine to me; however, I’ll ask our webmaster to take a look at it.



2, 2012-09-28 28, 2012

The sound is very choppy and makes it hard to listen to/


5, 2012-06-23 23, 2012

The sound track on this presentation is garbled.

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