We're needing to output LIXI compliant XML (https://lixi.org.au/lixi-standards/lixi-cal-2_6_3-standard/) in our Maestro form. Has anyone had success with doing this?
Hi Dan, I've just finished a project in the last few months that implemented this successfully.
I wouldn't try to bind the form directly to the LIXI XML. Instead, I think a better solution is to build the UI that you want - with a generic XML output, then in your delivery service transform your XML to a LIXI format.
Trying to massage your UI to output LIXI XML will force you into a lot of compromises, and will result in a less than optimal Smartform. Having said that, you can minimise the work you need to do in the transform by loosely structuring the UI around the LIXI format - for example, LIXI has a single repeating XML structure for all liabilites, so if you separate your credit card, personal loan, overdraft etc liabilities in your UI, then re-using the same XML structure for each of those liabilities will minimise the work you need to do in the transformation. You can also save some time by setting the LIXI values as the data values to your radio buttons and dropdowns, so that you don't have to do data conversions in your transformation.
Thanks Chris. That's helpful.