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    Working with Delphi and Excel

    @corneliusdavid Thank you. I think I'll go for this library. @Dave Nottage I'm currently using OLE but wanted to avoid Excel app from opening. Thank you for the suggestion but I've been thru a lot with OOXML working with docx files, I don't want to go there for the mean time.
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    Working with Delphi and Excel

    I think I've read this article as well. Not interested in buying yet but we'll see. Thank you.
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    Working with Delphi and Excel

    I know a lot of you might have worked with reading and writing Excel sheets with Delphi. I would like to ask if its possible to read an excel file without opening it?
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    Delphi REST with PDF files

    After some trial and error again, was able to figure it out. This integration is with the Datylon API & Delphi REST components which handles a PDF return type. Although free account in Datylon doesn't work with this API integration. If anyone want to implements the API or something similar, the following code can be utilized. You just need to add some error handling. Getauthorization - a function that return the Basic authentication with username and password 64bit encoded, small letter 'a' in 'authorization' is from datylon documentation templateid and datasource - these are datylon parameters that needs be followed based on Datylon documentation JSONStr - this is actually the JSON string that needs to be sent TRY RESTRequest := TRESTRequest.create(nil); RESTRequest.Client := TRESTClient.create(RESTRequest); RESTRequest.SynchronizedEvents := False; RESTRequest.Client.UserAgent := DatylonUserAgent; RESTRequest.Client.FallbackCharsetEncoding := 'raw'; RESTRequest.Client.BaseURL := datylon_BaseURI; RESTRequest.Client.ContentType := 'application/json'; RESTRequest.Client.Params.AddItem('authorization', Getauthorization, TRESTRequestParameterkind.pkHTTPHEADER, [TRESTRequestParameterOption.poDoNotEncode]); RESTRequest.Client.Params.AddItem('x-graph-template-id', templateid, TRESTRequestParameterkind.pkHTTPHEADER, [TRESTRequestParameterOption.poDoNotEncode]); RESTRequest.Client.Params.AddItem('x-graph-datasource-name', datasource, TRESTRequestParameterkind.pkHTTPHEADER, [TRESTRequestParameterOption.poDoNotEncode]); RESTRequest.Body.ClearBody; RestRequest.body.Add(JSONStr, ctAPPLICATION_JSON); // RESTRequest.Resource := 'render'; RESTRequest.Method := rmPOST; RESTRequest.Response := TRESTResponse.Create(RESTRequest); RESTRequest.Accept := 'application/pdf'; RESTRequest.Execute; Codesite.Send('AuthenticationProcess Result: ' + RESTRequest.Response.Content); Result := RESTRequest.Response.RawBytes; finally RESTRequest.Free; end; This code result will return rawbytes which you need to convert to a file. You need the FallbackCharsetEncoding to 'raw' - this I'm not sure but I've read this from here: https://community.embarcadero.com/de/component/easydiscuss/rest-request-error-to-get-pdf-attached-berlin-10-1?Itemid=1 I'm not even sure if it made a difference but I lost track of it which ones is working and which one is not when I was doing my trial and error. 🤣 the ultimate goal is to make it work haha This is for the bytes to file conversion: procedure TfrmMain.SaveBytesToFile(const Data: TBytes; const FileName: string); var Stream: TFileStream; begin Stream := TFileStream.Create(FileName, fmCreate); try if Data <> nil then Stream.WriteBuffer(Data[0], Length(Data)); finally Stream.Free; end; end; //This will call the REST function above RestResultFile := API.PDFProcess(LoadTextFromFile('text1.txt')); //text file here contains the JSON string SaveBytesToFile(RestResultFile, 'test.pdf'); Thank you guys for your ideas. It led me to this solution above. Cheers!
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    Delphi REST with PDF files

    In my testing I encounter this result: {"Error":"Content type not recognized"} Should I explicitly specify the return type in code? In Postman, there's no need for that but I'm not sure with Delphi REST. I've dealt with other APIs before but those are all text, json values and Delphi REST works perfectly.
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    Delphi REST with PDF files

    Thank you. I guess i'll just have to figure it out how to handle the return PDF file. @Mohammed Nasman Yes, Delphi MVC is very good but I think it's too much for what I require. Thank you.
  7. Hello, I'm currently implementing a tool to handle an API using Delphi REST components. The API we are dealing with returns a PDF file. Can Delphi handle REST this file type? I don't see any file type/content type option in the object inspector. I've made some testing it doesn't seem to replicate what I have in Postman. Anyone have tried using Delphi REST with a PDF file as response? I just want to know otherwise I'll shift to Python. Thanks in advance.
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    PDF Library

    Any recommendations for Delphi library for PDF handling? I'm currently working on merging multiple files into 1 pdf file. Fast-reports said it handle this, any thoughts?
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    Getting PID of winword.exe based on filename

    Thank you for the idea on this topic. I don't want to go the hard way I can probably do this one at a time. I'll just terminate winword after every documents' final save until the next document opens.
  10. I'm able to get the PID of a processname (ex: winword.exe) but interested of getting the PID of winword.exe based on a specific filename, is this possible? I was able to look capture the PID from winword but if there are multiple instance I can't kill all instance but only a specific one. I'm not so familiar with Winapi handling, based on this post: Delphi Get the handle of a EXE he is trying to change his approach from 'Window name' to an Exe name. But parameter @processid needs to be specified. How can I get the processid in this case based on filename or window name?
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    Using COM to update Word docx files

    Thank you @Remy Lebeau I'll give this a try. wow it does work! I never thought it was possible because in my readings, word needs to open the file in order to update the table of contents. Thanks again! 😉
  12. Anyone playing around with docx files and trying to update a table of contents via win32com? I've got a working one with Python but our production environment runs on 10.4 only and we're having issues compiling it with P4D. So, i'll just ask if anyone has some similar implementation of this Python code in Delphi? def update_toc(docx_file): word = win32com.client.DispatchEx("Word.Application") doc = word.Documents.Open(docx_file) doc.TablesOfContents(1).Update() doc.Close(SaveChanges=True) word.Quit() thanks in advance for your thoughts and comments.
  13. @pyscripter Is the TPythonModule going to be use when importing libraries? I'm sorry, I'm still trying to figure out myself with P4D 🙂 Thank you!
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    Can't load package Python$(Auto).bpl

    Is the upgrade to 10.4.1 or 10.4.2 free? My boss doesn't want to pay additional subscription 🤣
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    Trouble installing Python4Delphi

    Does this mean that if you are running 10.4, its a must to update to 10.4.1 to use P4D? No workaround?