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Topic: Re: Server Side PDF, Server Side FDF, local Reader
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 58493
From: dpstory
Date: 5/29/2002 05:32 PM

Can't you have a Page Open action where the action is to submitForm.
Something
like this

if (!alreadySubmitted)
{
app."Please wait, trying to partially fill fields with recent"
+" data for your convenience.");
this.submitForm("http://www.mycompany/cgi-bin/startuppopulate.cgi#FDF");
alreadySubmitted=true;
}
The boolean alreadySubmitted could be defined at the Doc level. This would
prevent the above script from being executed as the user pages back to
page 1
of the form.

This scheme may just work for you.

dps

On 26 Jun 2001, at 22:31, p-pdf-developer Listmanager wrote:

> From: "Jay"

> I've got an Access database of employee data that resides on the IIS server. I
> will have employees needing to update their insurance forms online from their
> home computers.
>
> So the user goes to the company home page and logs in...eventually they will
> be guided to the server side PDF insurance form. I want to fill in as many
> fields as possible in the form before the user begins typing on the form. So
> I've got employee data in the server side Access database that I need to get
> into the PDF that's on the server. When the user finishes filling in the
> insurance form I need to save the data and get it back into the server side
> Access database.
>
> Most users on their home computers will only have Adobe Reader.
>
> In a nutshell I have a PDF on an IIS server - users dialing in - I need the
> PDF to be able to read in data from the server database as soon as the PDF is
> brought up. When they are done I need to get the updated form data back to the
> database on the server.
>
> PDF on server, Reader only accessing it, need to get data into PDF before user
> starts typing. Help!
>
> I was under the understanding that I could use importAsFDF but it doesn't seem
> to want to find a server side FDF file or even a local FDF file. I read one
> place that it was because the PDF was on the Server and the URL + FDF file
> name combination only confuses it. Hopefully not!
>
> How can I get server side data into a server side PDF when the user has only
> Reader?
>
> While testing, I was passing all the form data as part of the URL call to the
> PDF. I was using this.path to get the data into the form but it turns out that
> this.path can only hold 255 bytes - not enough! I don't know if the 5.0
> function URL would have the same 255 byte limitation as it keeps coming up
> "status undefined" when I've tried to use it.
>
>


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