Bug 2041

Provide option for appending to PDFs when using PDFlib 18 November, 2021

Dan Cooperstock
02 January, 2019
Product: PowerBuilder Category: DataWindow
Version: 2017 R3 Build:
Classification: Enhancement Publishing: Public
Priority: P3
Appeon Product 09 December, 2020
Hi Dan and Chris,  


Thank you for submitting the ticket.  

We now acknowledge this ticket to be an enhancement request and will record and track it internally in our enhancement management system. At the same time, we are closing the ticket here because this support system is for handling standard support services but not for maintaining enhancement requests.  

Please note that despite its "Closed" status, you are welcome to come back here and leave further comments or query the relevant development progress on this ticket.  



Amy Feng
Mark Lee @Appeon 11 February, 2019
Hi Chris,

I agree that a “Merge” feature may be a better approach than appending.
We will let the product team decide how and when to implement the enhancement.

Mark Lee
Chris Pollach @Appeon 06 February, 2019
Hi Mark;

  FWIW: I would suggest that we also add a "Merge" feature into this enhancement as well to "round things off".  

Regards ... Chris
Mark Lee @Appeon 02 January, 2019
Hi Dan,

Thanks for reporting this problem and for your valuable suggestion.
We'll record it as a new requirement/enhancement request.
We'll transfer it to our product team for consideration.

Mark Lee
Chris Pollach @Appeon 02 January, 2019
Hi Dan;
   You are correct. While there are 3rd party tools available to do this - other than using a Nested or Composite DW approach in PB Apps - there is no way to merge separate PDF files within an App or the PB Environment.

   I will forward this ticket on to the main Support & Engineering Teams for their review of this enhancement request.

Regards ... Chris
Dan Cooperstock 02 January, 2019

It seems there is no built-in way to append a PDF created with SaveAs(filename, PDF!) using PDFlib to an existing PDF. That would be an extremely helpful enhancement, for instance for users who want to create one PDF containing several reports.
Database Type:
Firebird (not relevant)
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