Contains multiple Smart Services and Functions for interacting with PDF Documents.
Hey Arun,The v2.2.10 development was for an unrelated manner, but I'll take a look at this and see if we can publish a new version with a fix for your issue.
Hi Druva Kota / Joe Crapo
We are still facing this issue in our environment, Is there any fix recommended?
Hi Druva Kota,
Yes, the plugin was already available in the environments and we also have working processes using these smart services. We already tried deleting the cdt and the related smart services from the environment, but still we were not able to deploy this plugin.
We have also raised a support ticket for this issue and they asked us to update the cdt version in the plugin jar file. We tried to update the cdt version as suggested by this KB article, but we were not able to find the @Type annotation in the plugin code also we were unable to find the current version of the CDT.
Would you be able to help us resolve this issue? Please feel free to send us an email if you need any more clarifications.
Pratiksha, was this plugin previously deployed in your environment? If so, was the cdt "PdfField" every manually modified via XML?
There seems to be a conflict in the cdt version defined in the plugin and in your environment. I would recommend deleting that cdt from your environment, then re-deploying the plugin. See the bullet in the Edit section of the Data Type Plugin documentation, removing the conflicting cdt should allow the plugin to manually recreate a fresh cdt.
We are experiencing this same error on-premise with Appian 126.96.36.199 using pdftools-2.2.9.jar
This plugin is not getting deployed to our cloud environment [Appian Version 20.3].
2020-12-21 10:56:26,280 [ajp-nio-0.0.0.0-8009-exec-4469] ERROR com.atlassian.plugin.manager.DefaultPluginManager - There was an error loading the descriptor 'Fill PDF' of plugin 'pdftools'. Disabling. com.atlassian.plugin.PluginException: com.appiancorp.suiteapi.common.exceptions.AppianRuntimeException: com.appiancorp.process.admin.IncompatibleSmartServiceRegistrationException: The Smart Service Module was invalid: Illegal attempt to change the data type for smart service pdftools.FillPDFPauseOnError, input or output named PdfFields (APNX-1-4104-005)
Michael Chirlin - thanks, any chance Appian might come up with a remedy for this issue on the plug-in side?
FYI i didn't see your reply initially since Community apparently doesn't want to notify me for basic replies here.
Can you please tell me how do I configure fill PDF tool pluggin ? I need to create an editable form. Users will fill that pdf form with required values and submit. After submitting , we can download that newly edited pdf.
We recently upgraded to 20.3 and this plugin was dropped from our environments. A suitable alternative for our use-case was the smart service named PDF Doc From Template. (Use a PDF template to populate data into and save as a PDF file in Appian)
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