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Can XI produce a PDF format files using a file adapter

Hi,

Currently I have a requirement to send a PDF file to the legacy system. I'm not sure whether XI has the capability to do this. Appreciate if somebody could help me on this. The requirement is like from SAP we will send a data stream to XI and XI has to produced a form in PDF by populating the data on the PDF layout.

Appreciate if somebody have any experienced with this development can share with me.

Thanks

Zab

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    Posted on May 31, 2005 at 11:03 AM

    Hi,

    You can get some useful info in below XI forum thread...

    how-to-write-xi-output-to-pdf-file

    thanks,

    Sasi

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  • Posted on May 31, 2005 at 11:19 AM

    Hi,

    there's a number of command line tools

    that you can trigger using the file adapter - command line paramater (even with "output format management" )

    like:

    http://www.xmlpdf.com/xmlpdf-examples-net.html

    http://www.yeslogic.com/prince/guide/command-line

    just go to google and you'll find many more:)

    BTW

    form help.sap.com

    When the operating system command is called, the file name currently being processed can be specified with the following placeholders:

    - %f (file name)

    - %F(absolute file name including path)

    Regards,

    michal

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    Posted on May 31, 2005 at 11:20 AM

    Hi,

    U can use a Java Proxy to create the pdf file instead of relying upon File adapter to do this.

    If you were to create a pdf using a file adapter, u should include some content conversion modules( i suppose you need to develop these) and then specify in the modules tab, before the callsapadapter module.

    Cheers,

    Siva Maranani

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