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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 13:23:49 GMT
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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