Extract data with a Python script from PDF created with LiveCycle

lucasa23611884

06-05-2019

Hi,

I want to be able to automatically extract data from some PDFs (ideally, using a Python script). However, when I looked at the MetaData of the PDFs I want to extract, I realized that they were created with Adobe LiveCycle Designer ES 9.0. Because of that, the different libraries I found all are not able to extract the data (probably due to the XFA format). Is there something that could be done? Either from a library, an API or just pointers if someone had a similar problem with LiveCycle generated PDFs.

Thanks,
Lucas

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_Bruce_Robertson

MVP

07-05-2019

Hi Lucas,

Have a look at the Acrobat SDK, particularly the "Acrobat Interapplication Communication" part, Acrobat DC SDK Documentation .  Maybe you can automate Acrobat to extract the data.

Regards

Bruce

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