Extract data from dynamic PDFs

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NickiPT

04-12-2020

I have looked at other questions on this topic and haven't found a clear answer to this question so I am asking it again... What is the process for extracting data from completed dynamic PDF forms creating using AEM Forms Designer (LiveCycle)? No data connection was set up initially (we had no access to someplace to submit the data); we just have a bunch of completed PDFs and I want to be able to do something with that data so the users don't have to re-enter it into a new system we are creating. 

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Mayank_Gandhi
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08-12-2020

@NickiPT As @radzmar  mentioned, if you just have the designer and not a server then you have to rely on a script, data connection, data export via acrobat, and may be submit to email. 

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05-12-2020

Designer is just the application to create the forms, nothing more. The data can be extracted as XML file later through the PDF viewer such as Adobe Acrobat, by using scripting methods like xfa.host.exportDate() or submitForm(). Those methods can either be executed from buttons within the form or by console or menu events in the PDF viewer.