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Display editable PDF in a Section

Hi,

I have a PDF(Which is send by an external system A) and need to display in a section. This is an editable PDF.

Once user update the information on the PDF, i need to send back the same to System A. I am able to display the PDF in section by using "embed/iframe" tag.But this is just adding the PDF as a UI component in section. But i want to read the data on PDF and place that in Clipboard. Can you please help me how to achieve this.

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Pega
September 7, 2016 - 4:49am

Hi Hanumanth,

Could you please send a screenshot of the section where you included the PDF -  the embed/iframe tag in particular? 

That will give us more clarity.

Thanks,

Gisela

 

November 7, 2016 - 4:30pm
Response to rodrg

we are having similar requirement , is there any solution avaliable ?

 

Thanks 

-Mustafa

Pega
September 7, 2016 - 6:54am

Sounds like you need a PDF Plugin for this - one that allows editing of PDFs (not sure if their are any available).
In order to extract the contents of the PDF into a PRPC Clipboard - you'll need to write some custom code.

PRPC ships with the 'PDFBox' Library: which allows you to parse PDF contents.

There is an existing example of doing this here : https://pdn.pega.com/community/pega-product-support/question/pdf-parsing-clipboard

 

Pega
November 8, 2016 - 9:28am

Also note: that PRPC has support for 'eForms' : where PRPC can create or 'fill-in' PDF-based Forms  - mapping PRPC Property Values to the form.

This might be a good OOTB solution for you to consider ?

December 2, 2016 - 3:23pm
Response to JOHNPW_GCS

eform does not support signature to be tranformed to pdf , any idea or work around , options we got it to create pdf in HTML format and use HTMLtopdf to do it 

 

any input is appreciated

 

Thanks 

 

August 18, 2017 - 1:50am
Response to JOHNPW_GCS

Doesn't look like there are any OOTB solution for this. you can certainly open a fillable eform but the main issue is the Eform (pdf) is opening as per the browsers default PDF opening setting. Doesn't look like there is a way to open it in a section and keeping it editable at the same time. Any idea john?

August 18, 2017 - 1:48am

Hey Folks,

Has anyone successfully implemented this? Open a Fillable PDF in a section and then Edit it and on submit save it back to the case as an attachment?

I am trying to achieve this without any plugin actually (If at all Possible!!)