Are you aware that when creating PDF documents with VisionDP, you can name the file using variable information from the data file? One or more variable names can be embedded inside the file name, surrounded by the usual $$ and . symbols. These variables may come from your data file, or can be user defined, or maybe pre-defined system variables. For example: if the Output PDF file has: $$FName. $$LName. ID-$$EmployeeID..pdf specified, this may produce a file named: Timothy Allen ID-284612.pdf. Especially useful when creating many PDF documents by using the PDF Split mechanism.
Many times a date of the PDF creation is desired to be placed within the document file name. VisionDP provides system variables that contain current date information in various formats. While certain characters are not permitted in a file name, such as /, which prohibits the mm/dd/yyyy date format from being used in the file name, substituting a format of mm-dd-yyyy is an obvious solution, and would be accomplished with: $$D_MO.-$$D_DD.-$$D_YYYY.
defined within the file name. See your VisionDP User’s Guide for a list of all the system variables available.
The same goes for emailing the PDF, with the email To address (or any of the email fields: From, CC, BCC, Subject and Contents) allowed to be created using variable information. PDF Passwords? Yes. One of our clients created paycheck PDFs for their employees, with each PDF individually password protected with their employee number and last 4 digits of their Social Security Number.