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Topic: Save Field data to mySQL
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 137715
From: mbair
Date: 8/11/2005 05:38 AM

I would like to save pdf form fields to a mySQL database using php. I figure on the pdf I will put a submit button, which submits the form data to a separate php script. I do not know what to do with it from there though.

I am fairly farmiliar with php, and I know how to insert data into mySQL and all that. I guess the problem I am having is I do not know how to get the field data from the form, to a string which I can work with in php.

Any help would be appreciated.


I have filled pdf forms from a database, using a variation of this sample code:

// the full http path to the PDF form
$form = '';

function create_fdf ($pdffile, $strings, $keys)
$fdf = "%FDF-1.2\n%????\n";
$fdf .= "1 0 obj \n<< /FDF << /Fields [\n";

foreach ($strings as $key => $value)
$key = addcslashes($key, "\n\r\t\\()");
$value = addcslashes($value, "\n\r\t\\()");
$fdf .= "<< /T ($key) /V ($value) >> \n";
foreach ($keys as $key => $value)
$key = addcslashes($key, "\n\r\t\\()");
$fdf .= "<< /T ($key) /V /$value >> \n";

$fdf .= "]\n/F ($pdffile) >>";
$fdf .= ">>\nendobj\ntrailer\n<<\n";
$fdf .= "/Root 1 0 R \n\n>>\n";
$fdf .= "%%EOF";

return $fdf;

// Fill in text fields
$strings = array(
'date' => '10/17/2004',
'full_name' => 'Joe Doe',
'phone_num' => '123-4567',
'company' => 'ACME Widgets',
'amount' => 'USD 100.00'

// Fill in check boxes/radio buttons
$keys = array('
gender' => 'male',//radio button
'is_adult' => 'Off',//checkbox
'urgent' => 'On'//checkbox

// Output the PDF form, with form data filled-in
header('Content-type: application/vnd.fdf');
echo create_fdf($form, $strings, $keys);


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