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Extracting and Importing XML Data Using a Document Form

JoshDBoyle-DVzR
Level 4
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As the title suggests, I'm simply looking for the correct method by which to extract XML data from a Document Form and to import that data back. I am aware of the exportData and importData services available to me but have been unsuccessful in configuring them properly to get the data from the form.
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Aditya_S_
Level 7
Level 7
Are you trying to extract to an xml variable type ?
JoshDBoyle-DVzR
Level 4
Level 4
Yes but I can extract it to whatever is necessary so long as I can work with the XML.
Aditya_S_
Level 7
Level 7
Try extracting it as a document variable. If you want to reuse the data through XPATH, use a SetValue to set the document to xml.



/process_data/xml = /process_data/@document



If you want import the data back to a documentform, set the document to documentform/object/@document



/process_data/documentform/object/@document = /process_data/@document



This worked for me.
JoshDBoyle-DVzR
Level 4
Level 4
Will this still work if my form's submission type is "PDF" or does it have to be "XDP"?
Aditya_S_
Level 7
Level 7
You can use a DocumentForm for a PDF or xfaForm for XDP. Choice is yours.
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you would need to use the processFormSubmission. this takes in the document, which is inside the documentForm variable,set the other properties notable pdfToXdp = true

you should get the form data in xml format

let me know if you need any help on this, I have a process some where on my laptop

girish

mergeandfuse@gmail.com
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Hello :



Have any default services in Workbanch that I cant design the process to invoke it? Thank you.