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How to remove a data connection from a PDF on distribution?


Level 10

Hi there everyone,

I've asked this question in different ways before, and I never got an answer on this topic.
I've always wanted to remove the data connection from my PDF when I distribute it officially, because the clients are lost when they see the request for a connection to a database.

Even tho this request to connect never can access to the database once it is distributed, isn't there a way to remove the rights to request for a connection or anything that would be very similar for removing the data connection other than the option to allow connections to the internet within Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat Pro?

Isn't there any staff from Acrobat that can answer this question? I am using this forum for quite a while now and I've barely seen a staff member that could answer a question / discussion when it is needed.

I wanted to chat with a staff member of Acrobat but I'm always getting redirected to the LiveCycle Forums and unfortunately I never got any help regarding this issue.

I am not really impressed of Acrobat's support and I would like to have a professional answer on this matter other than a yes or no.

2 Replies


Level 2

Here is how you delete a data connection in LiveCycle ES3:

In left pane, click on "Data View" tab.

Right-click on "DataConnection" at the top of the view, and select "Delete Data Connection".

In the pop-up box, be sure to uncheck the box for "Remove Bindings for Deleted Data Connection".

Click the "Delete" button.


Level 10

Thanks for taking the time to giving it a shot, but my request is when the PDF is ready to distribute...

Once all the data from the database has been inserted at least once in the PDF, I want to remove the data connection so the clients do not see the connection to prevent confusion and unwanted messages.