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From Al Grant <bigal...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: PDFBox "helper" to create a form
Date Wed, 30 Mar 2016 17:27:26 GMT
I assume the value of the fields in a form cannot be updated while the form
is open?

On Wed, Mar 30, 2016 at 8:44 PM, Al Grant <bigal.nz@gmail.com> wrote:

> Yeah. That's pretty much what I plan to do.
>
> Just checking my method.
>
> Thanks.
> On 30/03/2016 8:43 pm, "Tilman Hausherr" <THausherr@t-online.de> wrote:
>
>> Am 30.03.2016 um 09:21 schrieb Al Grant:
>>
>>> Hi Tilman
>>>
>>> My bad. The form already exists.
>>>
>>> Is more about filling it out progmatically from the database.
>>>
>>> I can use any version of Pdfbox.
>>>
>>
>> Then get the field, and use setValue(). See e.g. the FillFormField
>> example in the source code download, or the SetField example.
>>
>>
>>             // Retrieve an individual field and set it's value.
>>             PDTextField field = (PDTextField) acroForm.getField(
>> "sampleField" );
>>             field.setValue("Text Entry");
>>
>>             // If a field is nested within the form tree a fully
>> qualified name
>>             // might be provided to access the field.
>>             field = (PDTextField) acroForm.getField(
>> "fieldsContainer.nestedSampleField" );
>>             field.setValue("Text Entry");
>>
>>
>> Tilman
>>
>>
>>> Regards
>>>
>>> Al
>>> On 30/03/2016 8:12 pm, "Tilman Hausherr" <THausherr@t-online.de> wrote:
>>>
>>> Am 30.03.2016 um 08:57 schrieb Al Grant:
>>>>
>>>> Hi All,
>>>>>
>>>>> I am looking for a way to get a PDF Form to be partly populated from
a
>>>>> database.
>>>>>
>>>>> Is your question how to create a form dynamically, or how to fill an
>>>> existing form? What PDFBox version are you using?
>>>>
>>>> Tilman
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> The database is propriety and I will scrape the data, then use PDFBox to
>>>>> generate a copy of the form with some of the fields filled out with the
>>>>> relevant information that was previously scraped.
>>>>>
>>>>> Does anyone see any issues with this?
>>>>>
>>>>> The environment is XP, and it only has to work across a company LAN.
>>>>>
>>>>> Regards,
>>>>>
>>>>> Al
>>>>>
>>>>>
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