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Creating Excel file as the list item in library from PDF RRS feed

  • Question

  • I created a new document library, and a Excel file is the only and default template. It's working Ok to click on new and create a item in library.

    Our workflow is that PDF files are uploaded to this library, and users right click the PDF file to start the "create item" workflow. Ideally, a Excel file should be generated in the library - which is what we have in another working library. I tried to re-create a new workflow in SPD for this new library by matching the steps in existing workflow in the working library, but no luck. The workflow is actually very simple with only one line to create list item.

    The problems in the new library with the new WF are when I start the WF on a PDF, it generated a PDF instead of Excel, however, the PDF is not opening and the error is "file dose not begin with '%PDF-'."

    Please advise. Thanks

    Calvin

    Tuesday, August 14, 2012 3:33 PM

Answers

  • Resolved by going to Advanced Settings, and changed the template URL.
    • Marked as answer by mojoc Tuesday, August 14, 2012 8:56 PM
    Tuesday, August 14, 2012 8:56 PM

All replies

  • Ok I was able to resolve this once I properly assigned the Field names and values. However, I ran into another problem that the Excel file was not generated from the default template in the library.
    Tuesday, August 14, 2012 5:21 PM
  • Resolved by going to Advanced Settings, and changed the template URL.
    • Marked as answer by mojoc Tuesday, August 14, 2012 8:56 PM
    Tuesday, August 14, 2012 8:56 PM