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Jun 16, 2014

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Hello, i am trying to use cfpdf and i keep getting the following error:

String index out of range: -1

I don't know why i keep getting that, i'm running coldfusion 11 on debian linux


<CFIF FileExists("#getDirectoryFromPath(getCurrentTemplatePath())#REPORT.pdf")>
<cfpdfform action="read" source="#getDirectoryFromPath(getCurrentTemplatePath())#REPORT.pdf" xmldata="x" result="r">
</cfpdfform>
<cfdump var="#x#" label="XMLData">
<cfdump var="#r#" label="Result"
<CFELSE>
  File doesn't exist
</CFIF>
                  

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I ran the code with the attached pdf.  I get the same error.  I then opened the PDF in Acrobat Pro and Acrobat froze for a few seconds while opening the file.  Once opened I saved the pdf as a new PDF.  This pdf processed just fine.  My guess is that the original PDF is corrupt in some way that is causing the error you are seeing.

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CFPDF not working

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Hello, i am trying to use cfpdf and i keep getting the following error:

String index out of range: -1

I don't know why i keep getting that, i'm running coldfusion 11 on debian linux


<CFIF FileExists("#getDirectoryFromPath(getCurrentTemplatePath())#REPORT.pdf")>
<cfpdfform action="read" source="#getDirectoryFromPath(getCurrentTemplatePath())#REPORT.pdf" xmldata="x" result="r">
</cfpdfform>
<cfdump var="#x#" label="XMLData">
<cfdump var="#r#" label="Result"
<CFELSE>
  File doesn't exist
</CFIF>
                  

Thank you

I ran the code with the attached pdf.  I get the same error.  I then opened the PDF in Acrobat Pro and Acrobat froze for a few seconds while opening the file.  Once opened I saved the pdf as a new PDF.  This pdf processed just fine.  My guess is that the original PDF is corrupt in some way that is causing the error you are seeing.

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Jun 17, 2014

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You can immediately see a syntax error: the line <cfdump var="#r#" label="Result" misses the character > at the end. After correcting this, make sure the file REPORT.pdf is a PDF form and mind case-sensitivity, as you are on Linux.

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You are right the closing bracket would cause an error, but it actually has that in the code I am using, I don't know why when I copied it here it removed that weird. But still having the same issue.

Thank you,

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I mentioned 2 things to watch out for besides the syntax error. Did you look into them?

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I did, I watched out for both things

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To rule out the URL, run the following version of the code in the same directory as the PDF file:

<cfoutput>#getDirectoryFromPath(getCurrentTemplatePath())#</cfoutput><br>

<cfpdfform action="read" source="REPORT.pdf" xmldata="x" result="r">

</cfpdfform>

<cfdump var="#x#" label="XMLData">

<cfdump var="#r#" label="Result">

How does the path look like? Where there dumps as expected?

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Yet another suggestion: add the attribute overwrite="yes" to the cfpdfform tag. There was an old cfpdfform bug report on that.

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I just tried that and the path looks fine its:

/var/www/www.test.com/

But i still get the same error, i also tried the overwrite="yes" and that didn't work. Could it be possibly a bug in coldfusion 11?

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Let us then get back to the original code. What happens when you test with a path that contains no dots?

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I just tested that and same thing. If you want to try and test you download the pdf i have uploaded here and see how simple the pdf is. Maybe you can get it to work with this pdf or figure out whats wrong with it.

Dropbox - TEST.pdf

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I have tested with your file. I, too, got the error message "String index out of range: -1".

However, from what I can see, the test file is not a PDF form. Test your code with this example of a PDF form, and you will see that it works.

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I ran the code with the attached pdf.  I get the same error.  I then opened the PDF in Acrobat Pro and Acrobat froze for a few seconds while opening the file.  Once opened I saved the pdf as a new PDF.  This pdf processed just fine.  My guess is that the original PDF is corrupt in some way that is causing the error you are seeing.

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Wow, you were right that worked. I wonder why that is, i used livecycle designer es 2 to create it. Maybe there is a certain way that it needs to be saved or exported as. But yeah now it works. Awesome thanks a lot!!!

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