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Topic: Problem when searching for PDFs with Indexing Service in ASP
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 120876
From: marema
Date: 10/25/2004 09:37 PM


I have a problem with a small asp-solution that searches for PDF-documents
indexing service.

For some files in the search result I get gibberish returned, such as

while other files returns "good text" like this:
Feminine 865106-Date Final Projectname Orderer 2004-06-02 ALVARO PDP
Johansson Susanne Distributed to: Internal test Alvaro v. 20-21 Summary
Mission Background Comments Conclusion Test methods Test objects Sample No:
20040527-001-01 Alvaro Labrep 2_2.rep SEBJOIS 2004-03-17 Printed by:
labreporter 2004-06-02 15:51:51Laboratory Report No:20040527-001 Rev: 1
Status:Final Brand /Name SABA Ultr

The only difference between these files are that they seem to be saved with
different PDF versions or something like that (looking in File --> Document
Properties of the files).

The "bad" file has the following information there:
Creator: Windows NT 4.0
Producer: Acrobat Distiller Daemon 3.01 for HP-UX A.09.01 and later (HPPA)
PDF version: 1.1 (Acrobat 2.x)

The "good" file has the following information:
Creator: AdobePS5.dll Version 5.1.2
Producer: Acrobat Distiller 4.0 for Windows
PDF version: 1.3 (Acrobat 4.x)

A small part of the code looks like this:
set objConnection = Server.CreateObject("ADODB.Connection")
set objIndex = Server.CreateObject("ADODB.Recordset")
objConnection.ConnectionString = "Provider=MSIDXS;"
strSQL = "SELECT Characterization, Filename, Path FROM
se_got_data.limspdf..SCOPE() WHERE "

objIndex.Open strSQL, objConnection

do until objIndex.EOF
Response.write objIndex("Characterization")
Set objConnection = nothing

The problem seems to be this Characterization-part of the earlier version of
PDFs. Has anyone experienced anything like this before??

Best regards
Martin Emanuelsson
Gothenburg, Sweden

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