IBM Course Code: WP460
This course provides you with extensive hands on practice using the IBM Lotus Forms Designer. The student guide can be used as a reference guide to the Designer for building standard Extensible Forms Description Language (XFDL) and XForms-enabled forms.
The Lotus Forms Designer is based on the Eclipse platform, an environment for developing and delivering software applications. This course includes instruction on how to use the Eclipse Interface in the context of the Lotus Forms Designer.
What You'll Learn
After completing this course, you should be able to:
- Describe the basic products within the IBM Lotus Forms toolset.
- Understand the Eclipse development environment and be able to customize as appropriate.
- Understand the components of the IBM Lotus Forms Viewer and set preferences as needed.
- Recognize and understand the syntactical fundamentals of the XFDL language
- Build simple XFDL forms.
- Apply advanced XFDL concepts.
- Build simple XForms forms.
- Recognize and understand the fundamentals of the XPath
- Apply advanced XForms concepts.
- Choose between XFDL and XForms
Who Needs to Attend
This is a basic course for form designers, system architects, and application developers.
To ensure your success, we recommend you have equivalent knowledge:
- Proficiency with Windows 2000/XP.
- Familiarity with World Wide Web and Web browsers.
- Basic understanding of markup languages is helpful, but not required.
There are no follow-ons for this course.
The following topics are presented in this course:
- Introduction to the Lotus Forms Viewer
- Introduction to the Lotus Forms Designer
- Understanding XFDL
- Building Simple XFDL Forms
- Understanding XForms
- Building Simple XForms forms
- Building Dynamic XFDL Forms
- Advanced XFDL Concepts
- Understanding XPath
- Advanced XForms Concepts
- Using Web Services with forms
- Building Forms from an XML Schema