Hi Jasmin or Jayan or anyone else that can answer.
I have a requirement to use Digital Signatures. Because of that, the forms must be static PDFs and the form variables will be “document form”. I want to pre-populate the form via an SQL query and custom render process and render it as PDF so that the submitter can apply a digital signature when he/she is done and ready to submit for approvalSubsequent approvers will also digitally sign the form. I know that I will specify the custom render to render only once and thereby preserve the signature(s) on the form. I do, however, need to extract data from the form to control the business process. I cannot access the data in the form the same way I do with an xdp and I also cannot pre-populate the same way I do with an xdp.
The easiest is to use SetValue operation to assign your document variable content to the variable that holds the xdp. Once you have that then the usual pre-pop will work and once that's all done then use SetValue again to put that content into the document variable.