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Old March 15th, 2019, 05:21 PM
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Default Re: Original Input File Name Path

Thanks for the further explanation.

If you already have a license for FP Server, then you have the ability to use the FusionPro Server Web Service API, and the Manager app that comes with it. You can use this to either (A) program your own application to invoke FusionPro in an automated way, or (B) to set up hot folders, where you can specify that FusionPro will compose a particular template when a data file is dropped into a folder, and how the output file name gets generated, where one of the options is to base the output file name on the input (data) file name.

Frankly, the whole reason to have FP Server is to automate a workflow like that, so that you don't have to have humans (your "data team") performing a manual workflow step ("open the PDF FusionPro template and define the data file"). (This, of course, is a corollary to the idea that the whole reason that you have a computer in the first place is to automate repetitive tasks.)

So, if your "About FusionPro" box says you have FusionPro VDP Server, and if you don't already have the FP Server Web Services API system and the Manager app, then please contact Support to obtain the API system.
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