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  Dynamically Creating PDFs in a Web Application
Subject:   Generate a .PDF and .xls on a fly from a HTML page
Date:   2003-11-13 16:52:00
From:   anonymous2
I have a HTML link, which opens a .psp page( (which is called PL/SQL server pages, which is a front end technology for ORACLE. what psp pages are they embed select statements and html and javascript). This .psp page brings data back in a HTML table, which is in turn returned from an Oracle database and is being displayed on the web.


I have seen this happen a lot on the web, but am not sure how to do it..


What i want to do is, have a view PDF button on the the web report and when they click on that button export all the data that is contained on the webpage into a PDF format in a seperate window. The PDF will have to be generated on the fly.


I am not even sure, what all softwares do i need, if i need one?


I have Acrobat Distiller 5.0 and Adobe Acrobat 5.0 on my machine, if i need any of them?


Also, i want to give them a button that says view in EXCEL, and when they click on this button, it should export all the data into excel.. (The closest i have seen on web is it opens as a CSV(comma seperated value) file)


Any ideas on how to do it? Examples will help immensely, since i am new to this technology.


'll this article, "Dynamically Creating PDFs in a Web Application" do the same thing. Can i export the data that is already on the webpage and open it in a .PDF? Oracle web technology is powered by Apache and it supports java and javascript.


But i have never dealt with java servlets, but my question is, can the above script do what i want to do?


Thank you



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  • Generate a .PDF and .xls on a fly from a HTML page
    2003-11-19 09:07:49  anonymous2 [View]

    I am the one who originally posted this question, This is a text message?? What does that mean?
    • Generate a .PDF and .xls on a fly from a HTML page
      2005-01-22 21:33:03  new_iTextUser [View]

      I have the same requirement of generating dynamic PDF documents on the fly.


      User selects the choices on the html page and based on the choices , I need to generate the report in html as well as pdf document dynamically.


      I will highly appreciate if someone can reply how to do it using iTEXT.


      Many Thanks

  • Generate a .PDF and .xls on a fly from a HTML page
    2003-11-18 21:21:38  anonymous2 [View]

    this is a text message
    • Generate a .PDF and .xls on a fly from a HTML page
      2005-09-24 01:30:26  Nash-Java [View]

      Generate a .PDF and .xls on a fly from a HTML page