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From Al Grant <bigal...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: PDFBox "helper" to create a form
Date Wed, 30 Mar 2016 07:44:54 GMT
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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