Generating PDF in Web Direct

Discussion created by mrosenhek on Oct 17, 2014
Latest reply on Oct 18, 2014 by mrosenhek

I am working on a solution that will enable users to create a PDF of the report they are viewing via WD. This particular DB is used via iOS, WD and FM. All works well (lthough WD is slow as molasses in some cases).


The reports being generated are of summarized data (some rather complex). Using dynamic summaries I have overcome the inability to "preview" using WD, but printing these puppies via WD is another matter.


I wonder if there is a way to use the Perform Script on Server step, to essentially save the summarized report as a PDF (to the user's default download folder). Preferable it will open on download but failing that, at least save to that location and then the user can manually open the document and print it.



Failing that, what about somehow saving the report to a container and then exporting that container (I believe that is a supported WD command).


Any thoughts?