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pdf_fillInFields_merge Function -- Anyone using this??

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  • pdf_fillInFields_merge Function -- Anyone using this??

    This is for a web app. Tried 5159-5132 and 5221-5152.

    Followed Alpha's documentation but get an error...

    Ashampoo_Snap_Wednesday, October 24, 2018_15h10m23s_001_.png

    Per the documentation I've already installed the third party library. Still doesn't work.

    Here is my test case component and sample fillable PDF if someone would like to take a look.

    PDF_Test_Case.zip

    The pdf_fillInFields_get function doesn't work either.
    Mike Brown - Contact Me
    Programmatic Technologies, LLC
    Programmatic-Technologies.com
    Independent Developer & Consultant

  • #2
    Re: pdf_fillInFields_merge Function -- Anyone using this??

    Sent a bug report to Alpha. Selwyn tested and turns out the problem was behind the keyboard (me)

    I reinstalled the third party app and this time left the default settings as is. Method works fine now.
    Mike Brown - Contact Me
    Programmatic Technologies, LLC
    Programmatic-Technologies.com
    Independent Developer & Consultant

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    • #3
      Mike,
      I downloaded your sample, put it in a folder in the root called temp and tried the following script in the interactive window:
      dim fn as c
      dim fnIn as c
      dim fnOut as c

      fnIn = "C:\temp\Sample_Rental_Agreement.pdf"
      fnOut = "C:\temp\Sample_Rental_Agreement_Complete.pdf"
      dim jsonData as c
      jsonData = <<%txt1%

      [
      {
      "title": "Store",
      "fieldType": "Text",
      "fieldFlags": "0",
      "fieldValue": "My Store"
      },
      {
      "title": "Address",
      "fieldType": "Text",
      "fieldFlags": "0",
      "fieldValue": "123 Main St."
      },
      {
      "title": "Name",
      "fieldType": "Text",
      "fieldFlags": "0",
      "fieldValue": "Jay Talbott"
      },
      {
      "title": "Address_2",
      "fieldType": "Text",
      "fieldFlags": "0",
      "fieldValue": "Lexington, KY"
      }
      ]

      %txt1%

      ?pdf_fillinFields_merge(fnIn,fnOut,jsonData)
      When I execute the last statement, the file gets created, but there is nothing in the fill-in fields.
      Any thoughts?

      Thanks,


      Jay
      Jay Talbott
      Lexington, KY

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      • #4
        Jay,

        Get rid of you open/closed bracket and try again. When I add brackets to my sample component I get the same result: No fill in. Once I remove those brackets my sample PDF fills in.
        Mike Brown - Contact Me
        Programmatic Technologies, LLC
        Programmatic-Technologies.com
        Independent Developer & Consultant

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        • #5
          That all worked fine. Thank you very much.
          Now for a practical application.
          I want to fill out this form

          https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f941.pdf

          This issue is the Quarter fields on the right (Report for this Quarter of 2020). When doing a pdf_fillinfields_get() these are the fields related to the Quarter fields on the right:

          {
          "title": "topmostSubform[0].Page1[0].Header[0].ReportForQuarter[0].c1_1[0]",
          "fieldType": "Button",
          "fieldFlags": "1",
          "fieldValue": ""
          },
          {
          "title": "topmostSubform[0].Page1[0].Header[0].ReportForQuarter[0].c1_1[1]",
          "fieldType": "Button",
          "fieldFlags": "0",
          "fieldValue": ""
          },
          {
          "title": "topmostSubform[0].Page1[0].Header[0].ReportForQuarter[0].c1_1[2]",
          "fieldType": "Button",
          "fieldFlags": "0",
          "fieldValue": ""
          },
          {
          "title": "topmostSubform[0].Page1[0].Header[0].ReportForQuarter[0].c1_1[3]",
          "fieldType": "Button",
          "fieldFlags": "0",
          "fieldValue": ""
          },
          It looks like I have to add the value in fieldFlags for the appropriate Quarter, but I cannot get the JSON figured out.

          The Social Security number fields look like this:

          jsonData = <<%str%
          {
          "topmostSubform[0].Page1[0].Header[0].EntityArea[0].f1_1[0]": "12",
          "topmostSubform[0].Page1[0].Header[0].EntityArea[0].f1_2[0]": "3456789"
          }
          %str%
          but adding this for the Quarter results in an error:

          "topmostSubform[0].Page1[0].Header[0].ReportForQuarter[0].c1_1[1]", "fieldFlags": "1", (this should fill in the 2nd Quarter, it's zero based)
          Trying the 1 with or without the "" marks fails.

          Any thoughts?

          Thanks,
          Jay
          Jay Talbott
          Lexington, KY

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          • #6
            I was able to get the first box check oddly enough. But I struck out on the others. Not sure why. I tried different combination of 1's and 0's and even blanks but only managed the first checkbox.

            Ashampoo_Snap_Monday, September 28, 2020_19h10m55s_007_.png
            Mike Brown - Contact Me
            Programmatic Technologies, LLC
            Programmatic-Technologies.com
            Independent Developer & Consultant

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            • #7
              HA! I got it on a hunch. Not zero based. It's 1, 2, 3, 4

              Ashampoo_Snap_Monday, September 28, 2020_19h15m56s_008_.png
              Ashampoo_Snap_Monday, September 28, 2020_19h18m09s_009_.png
              Mike Brown - Contact Me
              Programmatic Technologies, LLC
              Programmatic-Technologies.com
              Independent Developer & Consultant

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              • #8
                Thanks Mike. (I was away, just got back).
                Glad you found it.
                I really appreciate it.
                Jay
                Jay Talbott
                Lexington, KY

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