Re: [xsl] Creating multiple PDF files from a single XSL-FO script

Subject: Re: [xsl] Creating multiple PDF files from a single XSL-FO script
From: "Mark Wilson" <mark@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 19 Aug 2009 14:40:05 -0700
YOU are the man! Thanks, worked like a charm.

From: "Miller, Mark" <Mark.Miller@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, August 19, 2009 2:31 PM
To: <xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: RE: [xsl] Creating multiple PDF files from a single XSL-FO script


I gave up on trying to create multiple PDF files from my XSL script and split my index into 26 files. I tried to run a batch file with entries like:

fop -d -c fopConfiguration.xml -xml work\A.xml -xsl SLT\22Headingpdf.xsl -pdf work\a.pdf fop -d -c fopConfiguration.xml -xml work\B.xml -xsl SLT\22Headingpdf.xsl -pdf work\b.pdf fop -d -c fopConfiguration.xml -xml work\C.xml -xsl SLT\22Headingpdf.xsl -pdf work\c.pdf fop -d -c fopConfiguration.xml -xml work\D.xml -xsl SLT\22Headingpdf.xsl -pdf work\d.pdf ...
fop -d -c fopConfiguration.xml -xml work\Z.xml -xsl SLT\22Headingpdf.xsl -pdf work\z.pdf

That is, running my XSLT script on the individual index files.
The first entry works, and creates my first PDF file (a.pdf), but FOP exits the batch file after running the first entry - the later lines are never run.

So, two questions:
(1) Can I prevent FOP from exiting the batch file?
(2) Or, should I be asking this question on another list, and if so, which one?

I am doing exactly what you are trying to do. The key is to start each command in your batch file (assuming DOS batch file) with the call command. This prevents the external application from terminating your batch file. Here is an example of a line from my batch file:

call C:\temp\fop-0.95\fop.bat -xml
c:\temp\_plmReportingData\tpm\xml\tpmDump.xml -xsl
c:\temp\_plmReportingData\tpm\fo\tpmSIPTBlueReleased.xsl -pdf

Hope this helps,

Mark J. Miller

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