2 Replies Latest reply on May 25, 2009 12:17 AM by oGGo56

    PDF Generation with LiveCycle Data Services

    oGGo56

      Hi everybody!

       

      I am using LiveCycle Data Services to generate a dynamic pdf. I worked with this tutorial : livedocs.adobe.com/livecycle/es/sdkHelp/programmer/lcds/pdfgen_1.html and i adapted the code to my own example.

      I created a pdf template with livecycle designer and i succeed to generate the pdf thanks to LiveCycle Data Services.

       

      Here is my problem :

       

      In LiveCycle Designer i create a table and bind my data connection (from xml source) to this table and i bind subforms to repeating data.

      It works when i try to open an overview of the pdf with LiveCycleDesigner.

       

      But when i try to generate the pdf with livecycle data service, there is no repeat of my data. There is only a number of items corresponding to the minimum of repeating i set in livecycle designer binding window...

      Is it possible to generate repeating data with LiveCycle DS ?

       

      an example of my xml source :

       

      <item id="1">

           <data>blabla</data>

      </item>

      <item id="2">

           <data>blabla</data>

      </item>

       

      In livecycle designer, if i set the minimum of repeating to 1,  LiveCycle DS generate a pdf with only one item.

      if i set the minimum of repeating to 2,  LiveCycle DS generate a pdf with only 2 items. etc.

      I don't know how to generate an indeterminate number of items...

       

      Thanks in advance for your help.

       

      Bye

      Guillaume

        • 1. Re: PDF Generation with LiveCycle Data Services
          MichaelChaize Adobe Employee

          Hi Guillaume,

           

          there is no limitation. Dynamic PDF files can be generated with Livecycle Data Services.

           

          You should have a look at the XML file generated by your Flex code. Try to save it and see how the XML file behaves when you generate a PDF preview with Designer. You can go to the menu:  File >  Properties > Preview > Use XML test data...

           

          With the XFAHelper class, you can either load a PDF or a XDP file. Have you tried with a XDP ?

           

          I've attached a dynamic PDF file that I've created for a customer. I generate a dynamic PDF file using LiveCycle Data Services. Maybe you'll find some clues within the file.

           

          Michael

          • 2. Re: PDF Generation with LiveCycle Data Services
            oGGo56 Level 1

            Hi Michael !

             

            Thanks for your response. Finally, I found the solution. It was not because of my XML, which was correctly generated. I saved my PDF template as a "dynamic PDF" instead of "static pdf" and it solved my problem.

             

            Guillaume