The Front End Application controls communication between end-users, the Translator, and possibly other applications (for example, a form repository, workflow application, and so on). You can also use the Front End Application to populate a form with data before presenting the form to a user, and to extract data from a form after the user submits it.
You create the Front End Application by doing one of the following:
- Create a servlet and deploy it within an application server (IBM® WebSphere® Application Server). Webform Server includes a servlet sample that represents a simple Front End Application.
- Create a portlet and deploy it within a Web portal (IBM WebSphere Portal). Webform Server includes a portlet sample that represents a simple Front End Application.
You also use the IBM
Forms Server – API for populating forms with data, validating submitted forms, extracting data from submitted forms, and performing other form processing functions.
Parent topic: Webform Server system components