2 Replies Latest reply on May 6, 2010 1:51 PM by IkechukwuOkonkwo

    how we can populate the form data from 2D barcode

    Level 1
      Hi All,

      Can anyone tell me how we can populate the form data from 2D barcode, will this can be done through script(javascript)?.

      Thanks & Regards,
      Faisal Afzal
        • 1. Re: how we can populate the form data from 2D barcode
          Level 1
          Hi Faisal,

          This really depends on what products you have available to you. If you have Adobe LiveCycle Barcoded Forms ES then your process would look something like this:

          - Decode the PDF or TIF image to extract the data from the barcode
          - Convert the extracted data into XML so that it may be easily mapped to your form
          - Reformat the data into a format that can be used to pre-populate your form, or use the converted data as-is if the format is acceptable
          - Import the data into your form using the import data service

          Each of these steps is a single service in LC ES and are provided with the Barcoded Forms ES product.
          • 2. Re: how we can populate the form data from 2D barcode
            IkechukwuOkonkwo

            I was hoping someone could put me in the right direction here. I am basically doing the same . I am decodeing the information stored in a 2D Bar code and sending this information to an XML file, then I am trying to combine that xml file with a blank PDF template but the process is failing beacuse there are some additional tag fields the XML data from the  Decode->Extract XML process.

             

            The XML file from the decode process gives the structure below..notice therer some extra tags (lines 2- 4)

             

            <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

            <xdp:xdp xmlns:xdp="http://ns.adobe.com/xdp/" xmlns:xfa="http://www.xfa.org/schema/xfa-data/1.0/">

            <xfa:datasets>

            <xfa:data>

            <form1>

             

            The XML structure that is expected by the PDF template is as follows

             

            <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

            <form1>

             

            So the xml output of the Decode barcode + Extract XML process has three extra lines of tag. Is there a way I could use a process within liveCycle to clean out those three lines in real-time before sending the xml to be recombined with the PDF template.

             

            Thanks