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how to get a submitted Adobe Acrobat 9 document to auto-populate a database???

Mystical_Ice asked
Last Modified: 2012-05-08
Have a close friend and coworker who's using Acrobat 9 Pro Extended.

What he's trying to do, is create a form with certain fields (checkboxes, text fields, etc.) that he wants to send out to a few hundred clients and have them fill in updated information (the clients will only have Reader for the most part), and then instead of them saving the form and sending it back to him (means he has to manually enter the data they filled in into an Excel spreadsheet), he wants to have them be able to click 'submit' (or submit it somehow), and it AUTOMATICALLY populate the Excel spreadsheet, so he doesn't have to manually handle each one of the 300 or so that are going to be submitted back to him.

Apparently there's a way to make this work - anyone have any idea?

Much appreciated


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It's possible, but to the "read" the form you may need to use some programming language like c#, vb.net, Java, perl. Will it work for you?


i don't know what he needs, but i just know he wants to be able to get it to work somehow... apparently it's possible.

so he'll send 500 PDF files out with a form inside.  the recipients will fill the form out, and click 'submit', and it will update a database (excel? access? whatever) on his end.
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