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From Maruan Sahyoun <sahy...@fileaffairs.de>
Subject Re: Cannot load pre existing PDF to access fields
Date Mon, 24 Aug 2015 13:51:32 GMT
Hi,

which version of PDFBox are you using? 

This code

        PDDocument doc = PDDocument.load(new File("RPA_Template_Test.pdf"));
        PDAcroForm form = doc.getDocumentCatalog().getAcroForm();
        System.out.println(form.getFields().get(0).getFullyQualifiedName());

prints 

RPA[0]

which is the first field in that form.

BR
Maruan


> Am 24.08.2015 um 15:29 schrieb Tolen Miller <tolenmiller@gmail.com>:
> 
> 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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