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Configuring Adobe Document Services for Form Processing (Java)
Adobe Document Services (ADS) are an SAP NetWeaver solution extension included in the SAP NetWeaver usage type AS Java. To process forms in a Java environment, the Java or Web Dynpro Java applications call the ADS. The generation of forms is based on form templates designed with Adobe LiveCycle Designer and business data provided by the applications.
After the installation of the AS Java, the ADS need to be configured in order to be available for form processing. The ADS can run either on the same system as the forms applications or on a separate system (ADS hub).
Communication between AS Java and ADS
The graphic below shows the communication paths between the components used on the SAP NetWeaver Application Server Java where the Java-based applications are running, and the ADS.
The applications are connected to the PDF Object Layer using API. The PDF Object Layer sends the runtime data (business data provided by an application and a link to the form template) to the ADS by using the Web service Destination. The system user ADSUser is required to access the ADS. Before processing the form and creating a PDF or PCL file, the ADS call the form template stored in the form template repository.
The AS Java where the ADS are running should have at least the same release as the AS Java where the applications are running.
The following functions for PDF forms require at least the ADS version on AS Java 7.20:
Parallelization of large print jobs
Stitching of PDF forms
Perform the basic ADS configuration automatically (using the configuration tool) or change the settings manually.
More information: Performing Basic ADS Configuration in a Java Environment
Perform optional ADS configuration steps to adapt and fine-tune specific settings as needed.
More information: Adapting ADS Configuration in a Java Environment
Configure the ADS settings for communication security.
More information: Configuring the SSL Connection to the ADS in a Java Environment
Use the monitoring functions to check the status of configuration tasks.
More information: Monitoring Adobe Document Services Configuration
Make sure that all the ADS-relevant services are running.
More information: Starting or Stopping an ADS-relevant Service
In the event of ADS connection errors, analyze the respective configuration settings.
More information: Analyzing ADS Errors for Form Processing in a Java Environment
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