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#55110 - 07/21/17 04:41 AM How to get started
ipandrei Offline
OL Newbie

Registered: 07/21/17
Posts: 1
Hi y'all,

I'm new to the PlanetPress suite and I've been given a pretty difficult task in my opinion. I won't describe all of it now, just the first part which I need to get it started. The reason for me posting in this forum is that so far the documentation and training videos haven't helped me much so any expertise from someone who has worked before on this is helpful.

Basically what I need to do is concatenate some invoices from a file on a hard-drive which are from the same client. The client's name is located on the invoices. In the designer module I extracted in the data model under the name clientName.

In the workflow component I start with a folder capture then execute a data mapping using what I did in Designer. After that I try to do a test condition by where I check if the %clientName is equal to that found in the captured file. If it's true I send them to a temporary folder, merge all the PDFs and then send them to a new folder(if one does not exist already) called %clientName. I'll include a screenshot with the scheme and the errors as an image in this post.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, including documentation and materials to help me solve this problem.

#55111 - 07/21/17 07:55 AM Re: How to get started [Re: ipandrei]
MartinS Offline
OL Guru

Registered: 08/06/12
Posts: 128
Loc: Munich
I'm afraid the Datamapper isn't working the way you're trying to use it! Basically it's output isn't the original file of its input, but it may output record fields into metadata if necessary, please read the online manual for further details or visit OL Learn page for learning how to set up a Connect process.
If you need to read text from a PDF page you could do this also with the text condition directly.

And for Connect specific questions it's best to put these in the new OL Learn forum: