The extensions directory
is a special directory where you deploy extensions
– pipes, pipelines, and extra configuration properties – to the Forms Services Platform. Any JAR files or properties files in this directory will be read by the Forms Services Platform as it starts up. It is by this mechanism only that you can get your own pipes and pipelines running on the Forms Services Platform.
The default location for the extensions directory is <Install directory>\extensions
. You can also specify alternative extensions directories. For more information on how to specify alternate locations for your extensions, see Specifying alternative extensions directories
While not recommended for use in running production systems, the Forms Services Platform will attempt to load any changed files in the extensions
directory while running. This means that you can make changes to your Pipe, create the JAR again, and then update it in your extensions
directory and the Forms Services Platform will attempt to unload the old version and load the new one. However, in some cases (more complicated pipes/pipelines) this may not work correctly and you may need to restart the Forms Services Platform.
Parent topic: Forms Services Platform technical overview