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fraandres
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Need help with PDF

I'm new on this and I want to build a survey for employees. I have the questions but when I submit button the values don't apper on the htlml-> pdf file. I built a htlm screen. I did a concat on the flow for the button. It does create the file and the pdf but the data is not there.  This is the data needed ( _Name & "</td><td>"& _ENumber &"</td><td>"& _Incident & "</td><td>"& Score &"</td></tr>"). 

 

 


concat('<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
<style>
table, th, td {
border: 1px solid black;
padding: 5px;
}
table {
border-spacing: 15px;
}
</style>
</head>
<body>

<h2>Risk Assesment</h2>
<p>Please attach PDF file to ticket .</p>

<table style=''width:100%'', cellspacing=''5''>
<tr>
<th>Firstname</th>
<th>E# Number</th>
<th>Incident#</th>
<th>Total Score</th>
</tr>
</tr><td>"

&
( _Name & "</td><td>"& _ENumber &"</td><td>"& _Incident & "</td><td>"& Score &"</td></tr>")

&
</table>

</body>
</html>')

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Re: Need help with PDF

@fraandres 

I assume you've watched Shane Young's video on this topic already but if you haven't then give it a look.  Its definitely 20 mins well spent https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rfAQe1kK8M.

My suggestion would be as follows:

 

  • Initialize a variable for each variable that will be displayed on the invoice
  • Reference the variables as shown below.  That's what worked for me!

 

(variables('_Name') & "</td><td>"& variables('_ENumber') &"</td><td>"&variables('_Incident') & "</td><td>"& Score &"</td></tr>")

Also, I found it easier to build the HTML using the Compose action rather than a Concat() function.  That way I can see all of the code more easily.

 

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fraandres
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Re: Need help with PDF

When you mention Initialize a variable for each variable you mean on the Flow? because I did on the HTML and it is giving unsupport its function. 

As well your compose is that on the flow? because there is no compose function. 

this is what I get 

 

Firstname E# Number Incident# Total Score

" & ((_Name) & ""& (_ENumber) &""& (_Incident) & ""& Score &"

thank you 

 (variables(_Name) & "</td><td>"& variables (_ENumber) &"</td><td>"& variables(_Incident) & "</td><td>"& Score &"</td></tr>")

 

Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: Need help with PDF

Hi @fraandres ,

Do you want to generate a pdf from html with variable?

As @mdevaney said, firstly, you need to initialize your variables like this:9181.PNG

Secondly, you need to change your formulas like this:

concat('<html>', '<h1>heading 1</h1>', variables('html'), '<h1>heading 2</h1>', variables('html'), '</html>')

On your side, you should try :

(variables('_Name') & "</td><td>"& variables('_ENumber') &"</td><td>"&variables('_Incident') & "</td><td>"& variables('Score') &"</td></tr>")

 Here's a similar doc about this for your reference:

http://johnliu.net/blog/2017/10/generate-any-pdf-documents-from-html-with-flow

 

 

Best regards,

Community Support Team _ Phoebe Liu
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fraandres
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Re: Need help with PDF

Thank you that worked, now I have an issue with the conversion from HTML to pdf. The data is on the HTML file but when I convert is blank any idea. @v-yutliu-msft  any ideas? 

 

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