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Coldfusion - cfpdf merge - automatically open pdf after it has been merged

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I an creating a dynamic pdf merge using CFPDF which works great.  It saves the merged pdf into the current active directory of the website, but I would like it to:

-merge the pdf's
-open the merged pdf without user intervention

How can I do this?

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Try using the "name" attribute to send the merge results to a variable.  Then use cfcontent to display the contents in the browser. Something like

<cfpdf action = "merge"
      source="files to merge here"
      name="mergedPDFs" ...>

<cfheader name="Content-Disposition" value="inline; filename=someFile.pdf">
<cfcontent type="application/pdf" variable="#mergedPDFs#" reset="true">

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In some versions you may have to wrap the pdf variable in ToBinary first:

    .. merge the pdfs ....
   <cfheader name="Content-Disposition" value="inline; filename=someFile.pdf">
   <cfcontent type="application/pdf" variable="#toBinary(mergedPDFs)#" reset="true">
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Oh I was sooo close!  I had to wrap it in toBinary.

Thanks again agx ... you make me look 'much smarter than I am' to the colleagues I do all this stuff for! ;)

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Aww, thanks... and you're welcome :)
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