Extract Data from Dropdowns

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Jun 17, 2022 Jun 17, 2022

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Hi Everyone. I am trying to extract data from a pdf file that has cascading dropdowns. I am trying to recreate the document with all the data that is hidden from the dropdowns. I know its a XFA PDF File that I am accessing through Adobe Acrobrat Pro. I have no knowledge on this and any assistance would be greatly appreciated. 

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Jun 17, 2022 Jun 17, 2022

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That is unfortunate. I would suggest that you ask this question on the AEM (formerly LiveCycle)  forum, which is about XFA forms. 

But I do have two suggestions. You can export the guts of the XFA form in a handy XML format (literally the form specification). This might be an easy way to get at this data. Another option is to write a script that walks the form path of the XFA, finds and collects dropdown options. You'll need the XFA specification and scripting guide for this. 

 

 

 

Thom Parker - Software Developer at PDFScripting
Use the Acrobat JavaScript Reference early and often

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Thank you! 

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