How to use "Merge PDF"


#1

Hello!

I’m new to using plumsail, and I’m having a big problem understanding how to use the Merge PDF action flow. From my point of view, the documentation is lacking, and the connector should be a bit more user-friendly. Even if I set up a example just like you did in your documentation, with a compose element, It will fail.

When I manage to get the action triggered, it will only create a blank PDF. If the action fail, it’s because “Body Request is empty”.

Can you give me some examples of a syntax you use to merge 2 or 3 PDF files with “Get file content” from a sharepoint connector?


#2

Hello @p.a.d, thank you for your message.

We are sorry, there was a wrong screenshot. Now, thanks to you, we have updated our documentation.
Your workflow might look this:


#3

Thank you! It works great now


#4

Hi

How do you add to the composed array of ‘file content’ in a ‘for each item’ loop?

ie: I need to build an array of pdf’s (get list of files in folder) to send to ‘merge to pdf’ - I’m struggling…


#5

Hello @jonneybravo,

Please check out the article: How to merge PDF files
We pass an array of PDF files to Merge PDF action there.

Best regards,
Petr Bushuev
Plumsail Team


#6

Thanks Petr,

Unfortunately I am constrained to using the HTTP call action in my flows. Due to security policies I am unable to add 3rd party connectors. Therefore I need to use the REST API via HTTP action.

best regards

Stephen


#7

Hi Pertr,

I’m having an issue when passing the array as its shown in the example. I’m getting the following error message:

The input files are empty

Please note that, the inputs from the Merge PDF Action does show an array with content. Any idea what’s going on here?


#8

Hello @joshwbrown,

Please try to hit the button and put the array again in the field

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Best regards,
Petr Bushuev
Plumsail Team