Solved

Access 2013 - & Android Tablet Checklist

Posted on 2013-12-18
5
624 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-22
Using Qpdf Notes with an Android - Issue with Book Marks

I am trying to generate forms for use on my Samsung Android tablet for field inspection.

Currently I export access forms as PDFs (up to 700 pages long) that are customized for each inspection.

I use this code to bookmark the PDF:

    Set Rst = dbs.OpenRecordset(strsql)
    Set gApp = CreateObject("AcroExch.App")

    Set gPDDoc = CreateObject("AcroExch.PDDoc")
     If gPDDoc.Open(reportpath & ReportId & " " & rptnmlng & " " & RptMo & "-" & RptDay & "-" & Year(Now) & ".pdf") Then
         Set jso = gPDDoc.GetJSObject

         Set BMR = jso.bookmarkRoot
         
         ' if the cover/toc is included then we add this in and
         ' the integer makes sure the bookmarks are assigned right
         ' further down if the cover/toc are included.
         If blnIncludeCoverTOC Then
             BMR.createchild "Report Cover", "this.pageNum= 0", 0
             BMR.createchild "Table of Contents", "this.pageNum= 1", 1
             intWithCover = intWithCover + 1
         End If
         With Rst
             Do Until .EOF
                 varBMName = "this.pageNum= " & CStr(![pagestart])
                 x = ![pagestart]
                 varBM = ![CheckListIndexRecId] & " " & ![CheckListTitle]

                 BMR.createchild varBM, varBMName, x
                 .MoveNext
             Loop
             gPDDoc.Save PDSaveCopy, reportpath & ReportId & " " & rptnmlng & " " & RptMo & "-" & RptDay & "-" & Year(Now) & " BkMrkD.pdf"
            gPDDoc.Close
         End With
     End If
     
     Set gPDDoc = Nothing
     Rst.Close
     Set Rst = Nothing

When I contacted Qpdf notes help they told me that I need to create a “Normal” PDF Bookmark (I’m not sure what the difference is) or that I could export forms in FDF, XFDF, XDP, and XML, and then import them into Qpdf Notes to use in the field.

Does anybody have any experience with these issues or a better solution to have my Access database interact on an android tablet so can fill out data in the field and directly import to Access.
13067.000-01--All-in-One--Standa.pdf
0
Comment
Question by:rogerdjr
  • 3
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 34

Expert Comment

by:PatHartman
ID: 39727425
If their software can work with XML, I would go that route.  Access has an export for XML so you probably need to build a query and use that in one of the Transfer.... options.  Probably TransferText.

To export from the GUI to see if the file will work, right-click on a table or query and choose the xml option.
0
 

Author Comment

by:rogerdjr
ID: 39727462
Thanks

That will take some figuring out - I'll let you know how it works out
0
 
LVL 34

Expert Comment

by:PatHartman
ID: 39727960
It's just one click to try it from the GUI.  Once you know if it works, you can write the one line of code to export it.
0
 

Author Comment

by:rogerdjr
ID: 39728220
Interesting

See the attached - xml that exported


This is how I export as a pdf - can you help with the command to export as an xml?

DoCmd.OutputTo acReport, rptnm, acFormatPDF, reportpath & ReportId & " " & rptnmlng & " " & RptMo & "-" & RptDay & "-" & Year(Now) & ".pdf", , , , acExportQualityScreen


The report is pretty complicated - see attachment from the 1st post, with sections, headers, etc.

Thanks
StandardCheckList-FieldWkgListRp.xml
0
 
LVL 34

Accepted Solution

by:
PatHartman earned 500 total points
ID: 39728333
I found this:
Application.ExportXML acExportQuery, "qLKP_Gender_349", "C:\Data\Work\AOA\testxml2.xml"

Which seems to work.  You can export a variety of object types.  I only tried a query.  Intellisense will show you the options.
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article will show you how to use shortcut menus in the Access run-time environment.
Describes a method of obtaining an object variable to an already running instance of Microsoft Access so that it can be controlled via automation.
In this fourth video of the Xpdf series, we discuss and demonstrate the PDFinfo utility, which retrieves the contents of a PDF's Info Dictionary, as well as some other information, including the page count. We show how to isolate the page count in a…
Sometimes we receive PDF files that are in the wrong orientation. They may be sideways or even upside down. This most commonly happens with scanned or faxed documents. It is possible to rotate the view of these PDFs with the free Adobe Reader produc…

911 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

20 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now