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How to compare form field values from two different PDFs

Explorer ,
Feb 27, 2019 Feb 27, 2019

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Good evening, I am trying to find an efficient way to compare the form field values from two different documents... is there an easy way to do this?

Both documents are the same, but the idea is to check for any possible changes made to one of the documents.

Any help would be wonderful, thank you!

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Feb 27, 2019 Feb 27, 2019

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You posted in the JavaScript forum. Do you want to do it using a script?

If not necessarily then I would use the Merge Data Files into Spreadsheet command and then compare the values in the two rows using Excel. That's probably the easiest way of doing it.

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We want to compare two different files using a script, yeah

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That's more complicated. You would need to run a script on the one file, collecting all the form data into an app-level or global variable, and then run it again on the second file, collecting the data from that file, and then compare the two.

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