Filename PDF same as record CSV

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Filename PDF same as record CSV

Post by dennismeyer » Mon Oct 23, 2017 4:29 pm

Hi all,

For one of our customers we have a flow to create entrance passes.
The income database (csv) have a structure like below:

Name - Employeenumber
1. Dennis - 123
2. Pieter - 567

We use HP Smartstream configurator to make the PDF, and the export is somewhing like: Indesignfilname_record1 etc...
The customer want to have this Filename: Dennis 123.pdf

Is it possible with scripting or anything else.

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Re: Filename PDF same as record CSV

Post by sander » Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:37 pm

If your output contains name_RecordNumber.pdf or something I would lookup the RecordNumber in the csv and rename accordingly.
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Re: Filename PDF same as record CSV

Post by NEOSA » Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:15 pm


May be using CSV2XML from the AppStore ?

Do you pass all the job at the same time ?

As explained by sander, may be also using a Rename tool, with a regEx to search a certain pattern, and rename with regEx also ?

Search for :

Code: Select all

Replace by :

Code: Select all

(this is an example)

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Re: Filename PDF same as record CSV

Post by Kermy812 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:40 pm

I have used "A Better Finder Renamer". It's great - it has a lot of remanning tools that you'll be amazed at. You'll have to use the function called "Rename from List from list". You'll make a list with the current name in 1 column, then put what you want it to be in the column 2, save as a text tab delimited file. Import the text file into ABFR, then drag n drop the pdfs to rename.

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