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How to generate a PDF using a webservice?


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Hi all,

I've got the following code in a webservice that generates a PDF:

// Create a ServletOutputStream object

ServletOutputStream oOutput = objResponse.getOutputStream();

// Set the HTTPResponse objects content type


// Get the length of the output stream

int outLength = objMyOutputContext.getOutputContent().length;

// Create a byte array and allocate outLength bytes

byte[] cContent = new byte[outLength];

// Populate the byte array by invoking getOutputContext

cContent = objMyOutputContext.getOutputContent();

// Write a byte stream back to the web browser. Pass the byte array


The problem is that I don't know how to pass the HttpServletResponse object (objResponse) to the WebService so I can obtain the ServletOutputStream which is needed to create the PDF form in a web browser. When I pass this object there's an error because this type of parameter is not serializable.

Can anyone help? Does anyone know how to serialize this object? Is there any other possibility to generate a PDF form using a webservice with a serializable parameter?

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Good luck and regards