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From Tolen Miller <tolenmil...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Cannot load pre existing PDF to access fields
Date Mon, 24 Aug 2015 13:29:24 GMT
I'm sorry, I forgot to anonomize. Here is another link:
http://1drv.ms/1MIu7ok.

On Mon, Aug 24, 2015 at 6:23 AM, Tolen Miller <tolenmiller@gmail.com> wrote:

> The test PDF is located here: http://1drv.ms/1Ef1RIJ
>
> On Mon, Aug 24, 2015 at 12:36 AM, Maruan Sahyoun <sahyoun@fileaffairs.de>
> wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> > Am 24.08.2015 um 09:15 schrieb Tolen Miller <tolenmiller@msn.com>:
>> >
>> > Hello,
>> >
>> > I am trying to load a fillable pdf file I created (using LiveCycle),
>> but cannot seem to get a hold of the fields. Is there anything obviously
>> wrong with the code below or could it be my form?
>> >
>> >                                 PDDocument pdfDoc = new PDDocument();
>> >             String fileTemplate =
>> "D:\\PDFTemplates\\RPA_Template_Test.pdf";
>> >
>> >             try {
>> >                   pdfDoc = PDDocument.load(fileTemplate);
>> >                   PDDocumentCatalog docCatalog =
>> pdfDoc.getDocumentCatalog();
>> >                   PDAcroForm pdfTemplate = docCatalog.getAcroForm();
>> >                   pdfDoc.getNumberOfPages();
>> >                   List<PDField> pdfFields = pdfTemplate.getFields();
>>
>> if there is a PDAcroForm but there are no fields it's very likely a
>> dynamic XFA form. If you are using PDFBox 2.0.0 you can use
>> PDAcroForm.xfaIsDynamic(). If that returns true then you have a dynamic XFA
>> form. For PDFBox 1.8.x you can use PDAcroForm.getXFA(). If that is not null
>> and getFields() is empty again this means that you have a dynamic XFA form.
>> Dynamic XFA forms do not contain 'regular' AcroForm fields.
>>
>> What is it what you would like to do with the form?
>>
>> BR
>> Maruan
>>
>>
>> >                   System.out.println( pdfFields.isEmpty() );  //always
>> true
>> >             …
>> >
>> > Thank you,
>> > Tolen Miller
>> >
>> >
>>
>>
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