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Posted on 2004-04-18
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Ok this may be really basic for you gurus.  
I have my form script working well, Thanks!!!
I would like to parse the pot data and use it to name the temp file.
Heres the peice of script Im useing:
$tmpfname = tempnam("/tmp", "tmp_");
$tmpfname .= ".fdf";
$fptr = fopen("$tmpfname", "w");
fputs($fptr, $HTTP_RAW_POST_DATA);
fclose($fptr);

This is the Data that gets sent from Acrobat:
%FDF-1.2
%âãÏÓ
1 0 obj<</FDF<</F(/E/Sites/worldtraveldoctor/test.pdf)/ID[<3052e91251426183a1255e1805a2501f><d114c6a103ad2c439a6efc0fb5bc3912>]/Fields[<</T(lastname)/V(Smith)>><</T(firstname)/V(Bill)>>]>>>>
endobj
trailer
<</Root 1 0 R>>
%%EOF


I would like to take lastname field and the firstname field and add it as the prefix of the temp file name.  
so instead of
$tmpfname = tempnam("/tmp", "tmp_");

It should be
$tmpfname = tempnam("/tmp", "$lastname_$firstname_");  //or something like that

So the file name would be Smith_Bill_uniquefilename.fdf
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Question by:livegirllove
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venkateshwarr earned 2000 total points
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If you have FDF Toolkit installed.. then you can do this easily...

For example

<?php

   $fdffp = fopen("test.fdf", "w");
   fwrite($fdffp, $HTTP_RAW_POST_DATA, strlen($HTTP_RAW_POST_DATA));
   fclose($fdffp);

   $fdf = fdf_open("test.fdf");
   $firstname = fdf_get_value($fdf, "firstname");
   echo "firstname = $firstname \n";

   $lastname = fdf_get_value($fdf, "lastname");
   echo "lastname = $lastname \n";
   fdf_close($fdf);

 // $tmpfname = tempnam("/tmp", "tmp_");
  $filename = "$lastname_$firstname_test.fdf"
   $fdffp = fopen($filename, "w");
   fwrite($fdffp, $HTTP_RAW_POST_DATA, strlen($HTTP_RAW_POST_DATA));
   fclose($fdffp);
    // OR you can simple rename test.fdf to $lastname_$firstname_test.fdf
?>


Check this link for more details..
http://www.phpbuilder.com/columns/uwe20001116.php3?aid=154&print_mode=1
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by:venkateshwarr
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FDF toolkit can be downloaded from
http://partners.adobe.com/asn/acrobat/forms.jsp
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by:livegirllove
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thanks, I was trying to avoid installing the tool kit, but Ill look into it then get back to this post.
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