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Gathering info and sending mail in java

Hi Experts...
I have a java program which does a couple of operations and produces results in form of reports.
What i want to do is gather all the output produced in the program and covert it into a pdf format and send the pdf format data to certain people via mails as an attachement.
Please help...
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for_yanCommented:


wwell, in order to create PDF reports you may want to use iText

http://itextpdf.com/

in 0rder to send emails (including emails with attachment) you ned to use JavaMail

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Gurvinder Pal SinghCommented:
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for_yanCommented:

download JavaMail from here:
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javamail/index-138643.html
you'll need mail.jar and activation.jar to have in the classpath to send emails from java program
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gaugetaAuthor Commented:
@all:Thanks for the reply.
I want everything printed on the screen using SOP's to be created as a pdf file.
How do i do this.
Please help...
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Gurvinder Pal SinghCommented:
You need to send that information using ajax post and then generate PDF file out of it
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gaugetaAuthor Commented:
@gurvinder372:Thanks for the reply.
Could you give a sample for the same.
Please help...
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CEHJCommented:
>>I want everything printed on the screen using SOP's to be created as a pdf file.

You need to use a pdf api (as mentioned above) and append to a document instead of SOPping
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Gurvinder Pal SinghCommented:
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CEHJCommented:
What exactly does Ajax have to do with a Java application?
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gaugetaAuthor Commented:
@CEHJ:Thanks for the reply.
I got that instaead of SOP'ing i would be appending the same to a file.
The what do i do with the file to be converted to a pdf and sent as an attachment in a mail.
Please help...
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gaugetaAuthor Commented:
@gurvinder372:I did not get why do we use AJAX here.
Can you please explain.Thanks for the reply...
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Gurvinder Pal SinghCommented:
<<What exactly does Ajax have to do with a Java application?>>
He wants to send information printed on his webpage to the server, so he needs to submit the information. He can use ajax for the same.
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CEHJCommented:
>>He wants to send information printed on his webpage to the server

I don't see the Web mentioned anywhere ...
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Gurvinder Pal SinghCommented:
Well, he said that he wants to fetch what is printed on screen. So, i thought he was talking about web page screen.

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gaugetaAuthor Commented:
@CEHJ: I got that instead of SOP'ing i would be appending the same to a file.
The what do i do with the file to be converted to a pdf and sent as an attachment in a mail.
Please help...
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CEHJCommented:
You wouldn't be appending to a file, you'd be appending to a document and then turning it into a file. Make a standalone mthod that does that first, that you can integrate into the one that sends the mail
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gaugetaAuthor Commented:
@all:Can itext be used to capture the program's output in .doc or .txt format instead of pdf.
Please help...
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for_yanCommented:
in order tio capture output in .txt format - you don't need
and special effort - any string is in .txt format

I think you can use Apache POI to make .doc format out of the .txt

http://poi.apache.org/
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gaugetaAuthor Commented:
@for_yan:Actually i have to format the output in form of tables with certain fonts and colors.
So which is the best option for the same.
Please help...
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gaugetaAuthor Commented:
@for_yan:Can we use itext for capturing data in for of .doc instead of pdf.
Since its rich and convenient.
Please help...
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for_yanCommented:
iText is for PDF, maybe there is some option bfor Word but I'm not sure

Each has its own tool.
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for_yanCommented:

That's waht they write in case you want iText:
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/203174/whats-a-good-java-api-for-creating-word-documents

    After a little more research, I came across iText, a PDF and RTF-file creation API. I think I can use the RTF generation to create a Doc-readable file that can then be edited using Doc and re-saved.

    Anyone have any experience with iText, used in this fashion?

Bill, the POI and iText API are very similar from a programming perspective. I've worked with both in the past and found them both easy to use and well documented.

With iText you gain the advantage of being able to switch between formats (RTF and PDF) with minor change to the code. If I remember correctly the content is laid out using the same calls and then set as PDF or RTF using a few lines of code.

However I believe the formatting in RTF is limited compared to DOC. I don't know if you'll be able to implement the advanced features you are looking for (tables, inline images) without a decent amount of hassle, if at all.

Given what you said that about HWPF not having enough functionality for your needs (I've only dealt with the Excel side of POI) your best bet may be to convince the powers that be that PDF is the best technology for the job.
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gaugetaAuthor Commented:
@for_yan:Could you give some sample file for poi doc generation.
Please help...
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for_yanCommented:
see the posting to your next question
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