I have created a template and mapped all corresponding fields from the Formidable form into their locations on the PDF. I am looking for a way to do a bulk download of all the entries and have them mapped to the PDF file. From what I can gather this seems possible, but I am not sure how to begin this process
11 March, 2019 10:23:47
Unfortunately direct support of this functionality is still under development and not available yet.
P.S. As a solution you can try to use Formidable View or "PHP" coding with "[e2pdf-save]" shortcode to accomplish this task.
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11 March, 2019 11:26:09
For the dataset, how would I assign this variable to be dynamic and download each dataset for each entry?
11 March, 2019 12:21:56
If it's acceptable for you to download entries ony by one - it can be done via:
- "E2Pdf" -> "Export", and at the top there is "Download" icon (screenshot attached)
- Create Formidable View (screenshot attached), with [e2pdf-download id="1" dataset="[id]"] shortcode inside, where 1 is the ID of E2Pdf Template. [id] inside Formidable View will be converted to the Entry ID. Keep in mind please that it can take some time to generate "Download" links if you have a lot of entries, so better to use also Formidable View "Page Size" setting to have some limits.
Thank you for the information, I was able to get it working for each individual entry, it has a download link. This brings up another question, does your plugin allow the ability to flatten all entries and signatures to the mapped document I tried ? Also, does it give the ability to email the mapped document to specified recipients in the formidable form settings?
12 March, 2019 11:27:57
You can set "flatten" option inside E2Pdf Template under "Settings" -> "PDF" -> "Fatten" -> "Yes"
As about "email", you can use [e2pdf-download] to generate download link or [e2pdf-attachment] inside email body to generate attachment and send PDF after form submission.
Example of usage: [e2pdf-download id="1"] or [e2pdf-attachment id="1"] where 1 is the ID of Template where this form is mapped and connected. It's no need to set the "dataset" parameter if you want to send currently submitted entry. [e2pdf-download] also can be used inside "Success Message" to show "download" link after form submission.