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Topic: Re: Populating the pdf form fields with the data.
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 58200
From: prodok
Date: 5/29/2002 05:30 PM


Generally spoken, you will use FDF (Forms Data Format) files to do this.

if you are in a webserver environment, you can either use your
database directly to create the FDF, or you can use the more
comfortable FDFToolkit.

If you are not in a webserver environment, there are no "standard"
direct ways. You can, of course create FDFs, and then load them into
the PDF form, but that would require a well-known environment (for
Reader; for a full version Viewer component, such as in the Business
Tools or in the Full Acrobat, this is not so critical).

I know about a solution which uses a custom made plug-in which makes
the ODBC interface available, but I am not completely sure if this
solution runs under Reader. In any case, feel free to contact me in
private about further information.

Hope, this can help.

Max Wyss
PRODOK Engineering
Low Paper workflows, Smart documents, PDF forms
CH-8906 Bonstetten, Switzerland

Fax: +41 1 700 20 37

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>How can we populate the pdf form fields with the data coming from
>the database.

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