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Topic: Re: What Book Do I Buy???
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 58777
From: LeonardR
Date: 5/29/2002 05:34 PM

At 09:22 AM 6/15/2001 -0400, p-pdf-developer Listmanager wrote:
>What is a great book to buy if I want to develop a Visual Basic component
>to generate pdf's from a SQL 7 DB.

As Aandi points out, there are NO books...You resources are places
like this list and the web!

>I need to take the info from the database, run a loop 15 times and
>populate the pdf form then open an exact duplicate form, and populate that
>form and continue the process as many times as needed. A couple of the
>reports have information in 3 or 4 tables that need to loop.

Given your situation, I would suggest that rather than using PDF
forms that get filled in - you look into some form of report generator or
other tools for generating the results. Then use another tool to convert
from that initial format to PDF (unless you get lucky and find a report
generator that will go direct to PDF!)

As Aandi also notes, you are going to be using 3rd party solutions
(ie. nothing from Adobe) since I suspect this solution will be running on a
server and not as a client solution.


Leonard Rosenthol
Director of Software Development (215) 922-3509 (voice)
Appligent, Inc. (formerly Digital Applications) (610) 284-4233 (fax)

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