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  • Generating Multiple PDF Server Side

    What I would need to do is when a user click a button (or any other way) that on the server it generates PDF for all the different store inventory.

    So I have a table that has all the ID of the stores and an other table that has all the sotre inventory. What I want to be able to do is generate a PDF called sotreid.pdf for all the different store.

    These could be stored on a folder on the server, directly in the MySQL database as a blob or transfered via FTP.

    Just not to sure if this is feasable in Alpha Anywhere.

    Already made the report and placed it next to each store on a grid and works perfectly but can only do 1 by 1.

    Thanks again

  • #2
    Re: Generating Multiple PDF Server Side

    Hard to answer your question based on what you have said.
    Are you trying to create a report that lists all the inventory for all stores? or are you trying to create a report that lists only certain inventory items for all stores?
    I would assume you have the storeid in the inventory table, is that correct? If so, then create a 'view' in MySQL that includes all the inventory fields you need linked to the table with the stroeid and include all the fields from that table you need. Then create a report based on that view.

    Mike Reed
    Phoenix, AZ


    • #3
      Re: Generating Multiple PDF Server Side

      Hi Mike,

      Already am able to generate the report for 1 stores, what I want to accomplish is to be able to generate a PDF report for each store in the table (I have 830 stores). I would like to be able to generate a report called storeid.pdf for each store and place them on a folder on the server.

      Before (in FileMaker) I would have a machine and it owuld generate all the reports and place them in a folder on the shared drive. So I would have on that drive store001.pdf, store002.pdf etc

      Is their a way to accomplish that in AA?


      • #4
        Re: Generating Multiple PDF Server Side

        I have a routine that prints all invoices to a file in a shared folder. It then adds the filename to MySQL table. The user then uses a grid that shows all the files (they can search if they want) and if they want to download or view it they just click a button.

        Are you looking for something like that?
        Mike Reed
        Phoenix, AZ


        • #5
          Re: Generating Multiple PDF Server Side

          Yes that's exactly what I would need, would it be ok for you to share the code and how you did this?


          • #6
            Re: Generating Multiple PDF Server Side

            I will be glad to do that. I will try to get it today, if not first thing in morning.

            Mike Reed
            Phoenix, AZ


            • #7
              Re: Generating Multiple PDF Server Side

              Thanks for this will really help me :)