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PDF Generator, wached folder configuration,


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I want to invoke GeneratePDFService Endpoint by a wached folder and I have the following configuration:

*Include File Pattern = *

filename (variable) = *.*

fileTypeSettings (variable) = standard

inputDocument (variable) = *.*

pdfSettings (variable) = standard

securitySettings (variable) = no security

settingsDocument (variable)=

xmpDocument (variable)

I get the following reson in the Failure log:

Reason of failure is-----Invocation error.

Invocation error.

ALC-PDG-080-002-Missing extension in file name.

Please help,


Monir Muhammed
3 Replies


Level 10

I think you may be confusing the input properties defined on the GeneratePDFService (CreatePDF2) in the Workbench with the endpoint configuration done in the Admin UI.

One way to access the endpoint configuration is Home > Services > Applications and Services > Service Management. Filter on the category PDF Generator and click on GeneratePDFService:1.1. Click on the Endpoint s tab, select WatchedFolder in the drop-down, and click Add.



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I solved the problem.

filename (variable) in the configuration of wached folder in Adminui should not be *.*

It has to be (.txt, .doc) and so on for every extension.




You can also leave this field blank. LiveCycle tries to retrieve the input file name from the Document object (i.e. the first parameter to the CreatePDF2 API) whenever possible.