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Merging of PDFs stored in database

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I have setup the database which holds info about customers orders and those orders are saved in form of PDFs and/or TIFFs in the database per client.

As part of monthly business procedures, it is required that all invoices for one customer need to be joined in one file and stored as a monthly file in PDF/a format in the database for the archiving purposes.

So, the issue here is that i need to create/implement some kind of automation where this merging will be done by running some SQL procedure.

How can i achieve this? Or is this even possible?
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>> where this merging will be done by running some SQL procedure.

I'm afraid, this process cannot be done via sql, infact I would say that file is an external object which would reside in operating system, so its better to go for other options outside of database..

Oracle BI Publisher(needs license if you want to use it for commercial/business purposes) has a facility to do so.. but I have never done this kind of thing.. But I am sure that its out of the box utility for oracle database.. You have to create external libraries and point them to your library path and build procedures around them to wrap them as a oracle object and can use them via sql.. but trust me its a tedious process..


>>How can i achieve this? Or is this even possible?

Refer to the Oracle Documentation of book binding(merging documents) using BI Publisher

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/middleware/bi-publisher/bip-bookbinding-176639.pdf
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Thanks, this is good starting point for what i need..
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