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How can I do server side .pdf creation and data extraction?


We currently use .pdf files to send clients quotes, application forms etc etc. This is currently achieved through an acrobat distiller print driver. We would like this to happen at the server level. What should I do?

Thank you.



Hi Daniel,

We do not have any facility for providing any kind of on the fly pdf creation on the salesforce.com servers.  You would need to have your own server obtain the required data from salesforce.com using the API and then run the distiller on your server against the document generated on by your server process.


Its worth noting that we do have customers that do dynamic PDF generation, and as Dave points out, thats something that must occur on your side, not ours. There are open PDFs libs available out there, although I've never used any of them.