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Opens a PDF from container value and returns a PDF Reference value.

Component Version macOS Windows Server FileMaker Cloud FileMaker iOS SDK
PDFKit 2.3 Yes No Yes, macOS only No Yes
MBS( "PDFKit.OpenContainer"; Container )   More


Parameter Description Example value
Container A media value containing PDF data.


Returns a number for the PDF.


Opens a PDF from container value and returns a PDF Reference value.
This value can be used in other PDFKit calls to work on the same PDF.
See also PDFKit.OpenPath and PDFKit.OpenURL.
PDF Document reference numbers are starting at 30000 and counting up for each new document.

Use PDFKit.Release later to free the memory.


Open the PDF in the container:

MBS("PDFKit.OpenContainer"; myTable::myMediaField)

Rotate page and set title:

# open PDF from container
Set Variable [$ref; Value:MBS("PDFKit.OpenContainer"; combine pdf::result)]
# Set title for PDF
Set Variable [$result; Value:MBS("PDFKit.SetPDFAttribute"; $ref; "Title"; combine pdf::title)]
# Rotate first page by 90°
Set Variable [$result; Value:MBS("PDFKit.SetPDFPageRotation"; $ref; 0; 90)]
# save document to container
Set Field [combine pdf::result; MBS("PDFKit.GetPDFDocument"; $ref; "result.pdf")]
# free memory
Set Variable [$result; Value:MBS("PDFKit.Release"; $ref)]

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Created 18th August 2014, last changed 29th September 2017

PDFKit.Open   -   PDFKit.OpenPath

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