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SDK generate pages

asked on December 7, 2016

hello all ,

 

i need to generate pages from sdk script in workflow, so i found this post here that says that we can use clientautomation class and use the generated pages method.

but when surfing the sdk documentation i did not find any sample on how to use the mentioned class.

My objective is to generate pages for a pdf from workflow SDK script, i am not importing it so the option in the client of generating pages automatically when importing pdf does not imply.

 

Thank you.

Maher Daher.

 

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replied on December 7, 2016

We will look into exposing this feature in the future, there have been many requests for it.

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replied on December 7, 2016

The ClientAutomation interface is not compatible with Workflow because it runs in the user's desktop window whereas Workflow is running as a service. 

It's like this due to licensing restrictions with the 3rd party component that handles the pdf page generation.

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replied on December 7, 2016

hello Robert,

 

Thank you for the insight , is there a way to generate pages from the workflow SDK?

And if not, will it be available in the upcoming versions ?

Regards.

 

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replied on December 7, 2016

We will look into exposing this feature in the future, there have been many requests for it.

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replied on December 7, 2016

okay, Thank you Robert.

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replied on April 9, 2017

Does SDK 10.2 have this feature?

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replied on September 23, 2018

Dear Laserfiche Support, please let me know if this feature now available with SDK 10.2 version or not ?

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replied on April 11, 2019

Does SDK 10.2 include this feature ? 

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replied on April 11, 2019

It does not.

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replied on March 17, 2020

Dears,

Is there any update? When will SDK (or Workflow) support generating pages?

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replied on March 18, 2020

We are currently looking into making PDF page generation functionality available as part of Distributed Computing Cluster (DCC). I don't have an ETA yet but I will post one when there is more info to share. Thanks for everyone's patience on this - I know it has been a long-requested feature. 

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replied on March 18, 2020

Thank you , but please make it available from SDK.

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replied on September 20, 2020

Is Generate Pages available from workflow as a task or from SDK?

Thanks,

Julie

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replied on September 21, 2020

Not yet - we're still working on making it available in Workflow via Distributed Computing Cluster (DCC). Would you mind sharing your use case?

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replied on September 21, 2020

Hi Tessa-

A use-case, though it might be a bit obscure. Files get printed in batch from an ERP system; we have a secondary "printer" set up to print a copy to file server. They're all plain text but we want to generate actual images in Laserfiche. If each TXT file represented a single LF document--as is the case in a similar but different process--I can push those to Word via WF and then save as PDF.

For the print batch, however, I need to be able to split the batch into individual documents, which themselves are variable page length. I can't split apart the PDF so instead I'm using Snapshot to generate the TIFF version. This TIFF batch can then be split by QF or WF.

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replied on September 21, 2020 Show version history

Tessa -- Four years after the initial request you guys still need use cases? smiley

It would be great if you could elaborate why we still don't have this critical feature. Is it performance related or is there some other technical reason? It would be great to know this because we come across this need on a regular basis and it's somewhat frustrating to have to resort to clunky workarounds.

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replied on September 24, 2020

To follow up on this, since I have another situation right now, is that the main reason is to split or merge documents.

In this case, I'm setting up a mail merge in Word that is fairly complex and dynamic. My best option is to externally For Each and create a single page file for each case (normally 1, occasionally 2 or 3). I need these pages to be combined instead of being three separate files. I can get as far as creating PDFs of them, but then...getting them merged involves various clunky workarounds, like Ege mentioned.

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replied on November 5, 2020

Is Generating Pages in a workflow available as of yet?

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replied on November 24, 2020

Need this functionality as well.  Managing attachments from Forms, and launching workflow to manage remainder of business process in Workflow.

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