Planet PDF Forum Archive

Planet PDF ForumWowsers! This is page is old, head to the LIVE Planet PDF Forum. It features more than 10 conferences, covering everything from beginner to in-depth developer and pre-press discussions. If you wish to continue... one & two archive covers 1999-2011 (160,000 pages).


New Forum | Previous | Next | (P-PDF) Developers


Topic: How to fill in data based on selection
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 75354
From: KL
Date: 10/30/2002 08:49 AM

I am new in Acrobat, I have read some articles and help files about forms and data in Acrobat, such as submitting data to server, retrieve data from database. These seems easy to do, but I have one problem i cant solve, and find no article about this issue from my reading. Here is the problem I am having. I hope some of you can help me. Thank you.
Let say I have a form to collect customer contact data, and it will submit the data to database (through ASP). This is fine, no problem. However, problem arise when I want to retrieve specific customer.

I use a HTML page for selecting customer from a drop down list (list all my customer available in my database), and I want my PDF file to load the customer data i select from the HTML page. How can I do that?

My PDF have no knowledge what I have selected when it is open, can Acrobat Java script check web page variable? I doubt it does. Since my database will have many records, I cant simply retrieve all customer data into PDF. How can I solve this? or is there other way to make this works?


PDF In-Depth Free Product Trials Ubiquitous PDF

Debenu Aerialist

The ultimate plug-in for Adobe Acrobat. Advanced splitting, merging, stamping, bookmarking, and link...

Download free demo

Debenu PDF Tools Pro

It's simple to use and will let you preview and edit PDF files, it's a Windows application that makes...

Download free demo

Back to the past, 15 years ago! Open Publish 2002

Looking back to 2002, it's amazing how much of the prediction became a reality. Take a read and see what you think!

September 14, 2017
Platinum Sponsor





Search Planet PDF
more searching options...
Planet PDF Newsletter
Most Popular Articles
Featured Product

Debenu PDF Aerialist

The ultimate plug-in for Adobe Acrobat. Advanced splitting, merging, stamping, bookmarking, and link control. Take Acrobat to the next level.

Features

Adding a PDF Stamp Comment

OK, so you want to stamp your document. Maybe you need to give reviewers some advice about the document's status or sensitivity. This tip from author Ted Padova demonstrates how to add stamps with the Stamp Tool along with related comments.