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How to generate a PDF in SAP Cloud Integration / HCI


I am looking for the best way to generate a pdf in SAP Cloud Integration based upon incoming data.
I assume this needs to be done with scripting but I am not sure how or which libraries to use for this (Ghost4J maybe).

What would be the procedure ?



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    Sep 15, 2017 at 08:00 AM

    Hi tom,

    You can you itext package also to generate pdf through groovy, Please see below link that might help you.



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    • Hi Gagandeep,

      I am working with the web ui and apparently need a way to add external packages.
      Am I correct in assuming the external jars must be in package src.main.resources.lib?

      I am not sure if this is already possible via the web ui, maybe via download integration and edit. Otherwise revert to Eclipse for these cases.



  • Sep 15, 2017 at 09:48 AM

    Hi Gagandeep,

    Thanks for your answer.

    I saw that itext package as well. the problem I have with this (and other packages) that they do not seem to import in groovy. I get error messages like this:

    javax.script.ScriptException: org.codehaus.groovy.control.MultipleCompilationErrorsException: startup failed: Script261.groovy: 9: unable to resolve class com.itextpdf.text.pdf.PdfWriter @ line 9, column 1. import com.itextpdf.text.pdf.PdfWriter ^

    Script261.groovy: 6: unable to resolve class com.itextpdf.text.Document @ line 6, column 1. import com.itextpdf.text.Document ^

    Script261.groovy: 7: unable to resolve class com.itextpdf.text.DocumentException @ line 7, column 1. import com.itextpdf.text.DocumentException ^

    Script261.groovy: 8: unable to resolve class com.itextpdf.text.Paragraph @ line 8, column 1. import com.itextpdf.text.Paragraph ^

    Am I missing something basic here?



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  • Sep 18, 2017 at 06:31 AM

    Hello Tom,

    If you are using eclipse perspective for integration design create package src.main.resources.lib and import your external jar file.Then you can use the respective methods of that particular jar in your script.


    Sriprasad Shivaram Bhat

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    • Hello Sriprasad,

      What would be the syntax for that?

      If I use something like

      message.setHeader("hdrname", "text.pdf");

      the header will only contain the string "text.pdf". If I remove the quotes around the filename the script crashes.

      So how do I set a header parameter to an object within groovy?

      Thanks a lot