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SystemAdmin
SystemAdmin
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Pinned topic Conversion of COLD documents into Tiff

‏2012-04-04T08:13:17Z |
Hi,

We need to migrate Filenet from IS 4.1.1 to Filenet P8. We have some COLD documents. Can someone help us by sharing information about conversion of .FOB documents into tiff files.

Thanks in advance for help.
  • jaybowen
    jaybowen
    3 Posts

    Re: Conversion of COLD documents into Tiff

    ‏2013-09-30T23:41:35Z  

    Hi SysAdmin, did you get this figured out? If so how did you do it?

  • arronlee
    arronlee
    1 Post

    Re: Conversion of COLD documents into Tiff

    ‏2013-11-29T03:12:28Z  
    • jaybowen
    • ‏2013-09-30T23:41:35Z

    Hi SysAdmin, did you get this figured out? If so how did you do it?

    Hi, jaybowen.

    I wonder the process program, too. I am also testing about another Tiff converter offered by a 3rd party Tiff processing SDK. Do you have any ideas about it? Or any good suggestion? Thanks in advance.



    Best regards,
    Arron

  • jaybowen
    jaybowen
    3 Posts

    Re: Conversion of COLD documents into Tiff

    ‏2013-11-29T17:23:23Z  
    • arronlee
    • ‏2013-11-29T03:12:28Z

    Hi, jaybowen.

    I wonder the process program, too. I am also testing about another Tiff converter offered by a 3rd party Tiff processing SDK. Do you have any ideas about it? Or any good suggestion? Thanks in advance.



    Best regards,
    Arron

    Hi Arronlee,

     

    In my case I added the IDM viewer ocx/control to a winform and used the retrieve to cache method to ensure the document is local, then I used the viewer method to open the IS ID (f_doc number), then used the viewer SAVE AS or PRINT method to render the document to a flat file. I downloaded a freeware print to PDF product which does not prompt for file names so using the viewer.Print() will convert the document to PDF and save the resulting document as f_docnumber.pdf.  In the PDF print product you can specify the save directory, file names, format, etc.

    There are routines / classes in the IDM toolkit for image conversion and such, but once I started working with this approach with the PDF output and no other licensing this is a good solution. Of course I dislike opening documents in unmanaged code and potential for errors is higher but these are old API's too....

    Let me know if you need a code snippet...

     

    Thank you,

     

    Jay

  • obaltus
    obaltus
    1 Post

    Re: Conversion of COLD documents into Tiff

    ‏2014-02-11T16:36:28Z  
    • jaybowen
    • ‏2013-11-29T17:23:23Z

    Hi Arronlee,

     

    In my case I added the IDM viewer ocx/control to a winform and used the retrieve to cache method to ensure the document is local, then I used the viewer method to open the IS ID (f_doc number), then used the viewer SAVE AS or PRINT method to render the document to a flat file. I downloaded a freeware print to PDF product which does not prompt for file names so using the viewer.Print() will convert the document to PDF and save the resulting document as f_docnumber.pdf.  In the PDF print product you can specify the save directory, file names, format, etc.

    There are routines / classes in the IDM toolkit for image conversion and such, but once I started working with this approach with the PDF output and no other licensing this is a good solution. Of course I dislike opening documents in unmanaged code and potential for errors is higher but these are old API's too....

    Let me know if you need a code snippet...

     

    Thank you,

     

    Jay

    Hello,

     

    If you don't mind I would like to get you cde snippet. Basically, I am doing the same thing but I cannot find how to call the saveas method using the IdmViewer ocx.

     

    Thank you,

     

    Olivier

  • Friendy
    Friendy
    1 Post

    Re: Conversion of COLD documents into Tiff

    ‏2014-02-25T07:59:13Z  

    hey i need to print to tiff,convert to tiff or anything so i can get tiff out of cold documents i am able to download all the documents in local system,plz help how to convert them to tiff, i am using c#

     

    idmviewerctrl package is in which dll file its not available by IDMOBJECTS

    please help converting to tiff

  • chandra@sbwc
    chandra@sbwc
    1 Post

    Re: Conversion of COLD documents into Tiff

    ‏2014-08-12T13:19:31Z  
    • jaybowen
    • ‏2013-11-29T17:23:23Z

    Hi Arronlee,

     

    In my case I added the IDM viewer ocx/control to a winform and used the retrieve to cache method to ensure the document is local, then I used the viewer method to open the IS ID (f_doc number), then used the viewer SAVE AS or PRINT method to render the document to a flat file. I downloaded a freeware print to PDF product which does not prompt for file names so using the viewer.Print() will convert the document to PDF and save the resulting document as f_docnumber.pdf.  In the PDF print product you can specify the save directory, file names, format, etc.

    There are routines / classes in the IDM toolkit for image conversion and such, but once I started working with this approach with the PDF output and no other licensing this is a good solution. Of course I dislike opening documents in unmanaged code and potential for errors is higher but these are old API's too....

    Let me know if you need a code snippet...

     

    Thank you,

     

    Jay

    Can you please share the code snippet with me. We are trying to solve the same issue. thanks!