Altova StyleVision Server 2024

Syntax and description

The pdfdata command generates an FDF file or XML file from the PDF file that is submitted as the InputPDF argument.


stylevisionserver pdfdata [options] InputPDF


The InputPDF argument specifies the path to the PDF file, from which the output FDF or XML file will be generated. If the PDF file does not have any form data, the generated file will contain no form data.

Use the --outfdf option to specify the location of the generated FDF file or the --outxml option to specify the location of the generated XML file.


For information about setting up FOP, which StyleVision Server uses by default to generate PDF, see the topic FOP Requirements.


For more information about FDF files and designing fillable PDF forms, see the Altova StyleVision (Enterprise Edition) documentation.




Examples of the pdfdata command:


stylevisionserver pdfdata --outfdf=C:\test\forms\FDFData.fdf C:\test\forms\TestForm.pdf

stylevisionserver pdfdata --outxml=C:\test\forms\XMLData.xml C:\test\forms\TestForm.pdf


The examples above create, respectively, and FDF file and an XML file from the same PDF input.






Use the --h, --help  option to display information about the command.


Options are listed in short form (if available) and long form. You can use one or two dashes for both short and long forms. An option may or may not take a value. If it takes a value, it is written like this: --option=value. Values can be specified without quotes except in two cases: (i) when the value string contains spaces, or (ii) when explicitly stated in the description of the option that quotes are required. If an option takes a Boolean value and no value is specified, then the option's default value is TRUE. Use the --h, --help option to display information about the command.


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