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PDF Creation gets slower and slower

Riccardo_Giacon
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I have designed a simple process to create PDFs from XML files. The problem is the PDF creation gets slower and slower over time.

The process is designed like this:

1) loop on a source XML directory (it contains 3000 XMLs),

2) read (using Read Document activity) the n-th XML file,

3) run a subprocess that creates a PDF (using generatePDFOutput activity) and save it to the filesystem,

4) and so on for every XML inside the source directory.

The main process inputs are:

1) source XML directory path (e.g. C:\my_xmls)

2) destination PDF directory path (e.g. C:\my_pdfs).

At the end of the process I get these results:

1) first 1000 PDFs created in about 8-10 minutes

2) second 1000 PDFs created in about 12-15 minutes

3) last 1000 PDFs created in about 20-25 minutes

I cannot use Watched Folders for several reasons but above all:

1) every 500 PDFs the process sends an email,

2) the source XML directory path may change over time.

Why do the process gets slower and slower?

I use LiveCycle ES 3.

CreatePDF_from_directory

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