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Topic: RE: Update DB from PDF
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 58700
From: Dave
Date: 5/29/2002 05:34 PM


The PDF Form can be setup to send the form fields information (submit). The
user/reader cannot manipulate the PDF in any way/shape or form via the
Browser interface - except of course Form Fields. Form fields can be text
boxes, list boxes, radio buttons, buttons etc.

All of this information can be sent to an ASP script for processing - which
answers your question - yes it can be done, but not by PDF/Javascript but by
the ASP/SQL Server.

You will need the FDF Toolkit (available from PlanetPDF and CodeCuts to be able to
create your own Forms Data Format (FDF) files.

You will find plenty of information on Planet PDF and also CodeCuts.

Got an AcroTip? let us know:
AcroBuddies Forum Moderator
> I have only worked with creating PDF docs from distiller and don't know
> much about capturing info from a PDF on the web. Is it possible for a
> user to make a change to a PDF document they are viewing on the web, and
> use that updated value to make a change to a SQL database? We are using
> ASP, VB and SQL server.

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