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retrieve structure of xfa document


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I was wondering if there's a service available on LC Server which can retrieve the structure of a xfa form (using format XML in a clear manner like LC Designer shows it on "preview pdf / generate test data".

Is there a solution out there?

Regards, Leo
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Level 10
yes you wil want to use LiveCycle Forms. It will merge data from a data file with a given template and return back a PDF that you can pass onto the calling application.


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Hello Paul,

sorry, my question was: how can I access/retrieve the structure of an xfa (e.q. used in an xdp file). I want to get back only a xml hierarchy like

Regards, Leo.


Level 10
No you only have access to the complete XDP template (assuming it is stored in the repository). It would be the same view that Designer shows you from the XML tab.