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ActiveX component can't create object: 'PDFCreator.clsPDFCreator'

Hi, Sorry if this has been answered before but I am struggling trying to get PDFCreator working with Qlik.

I found some code to create as a macro but when it gets to

I have installed the latest PDFCreator on the server (v 2.2.1) (but not yet used it) and created a new module as :

Option Explicit

Sub PrintReport()

'ActiveDocument.ClearAll

'Dim FieldName

'FieldName = "Country"

'Dim mySelections

'set mySelections = _

'ActiveDocument.Fields(FieldName).GetPossibleValues

'Dim i

'for i = 0 to mySelections.Count - 1

Dim FieldValue

'FieldValue = mySelections.Item(i).text

'ActiveDocument.Fields(FieldName).Select FieldValue

FieldValue = "201546"

Print_PDF FieldValue, "Op Report", "RP01"

'Next

End Sub

Sub Print_PDF(FieldValue, ReportName, ReportID)

' This is mostly reference code from the

' PDF Creator documentation

' Designed for early bind, set reference to PDFCreator

Dim pdfjob

Dim sPDFName

Dim sPDFPath

'/// Change the output file name here! ///

sPDFName = ReportName & " - " & FieldValue

sPDFPath = "D:\Qlikview"

Set pdfjob = CreateObject("PDFCreator.clsPDFCreator")

With pdfjob

If .cStart("/NoProcessingAtStartup") = False Then

If .cStart("/NoProcessingAtStartup", True) = _

False Then

Exit Sub

End if

.cVisible = True

End If

.cOption("UseAutosave") = 1

.cOption("UseAutosaveDirectory") = 1

.cOption("AutosaveDirectory") = sPDFPath

.cOption("AutosaveFilename") = sPDFName

.cOption("AutosaveFormat") = 0 ' 0 = PDF

.cClearCache

End With

' Print the QlikView Report

ActiveDocument.PrintReport ReportID, "PDFCreator"

' Wait until the print job has entered the print queue

Do Until pdfjob.cCountOfPrintjobs = 1

ActiveDocument.GetApplication.Sleep 20

' in VBScript use WScript.Sleep(20)

Loop

pdfjob.cPrinterStop = False

' Wait until PDF creator is finished

' then release the objects

Do Until pdfjob.cCountOfPrintjobs = 0

ActiveDocument.GetApplication.Sleep 20

Loop

pdfjob.cClose

Set pdfjob = Nothing

End Sub

Note that I have commented out some of the lines in the 'PrintReport' sub to simplify it to my needs.

This is attached to a button in a Qlik document but it didnt seem to do anything.

On going into properties and then editing the module and running 'test' fond where it was stopping.

It calls  'Print_PDF' but then I get

"ActiveX component can't create object: 'PDFCreator.clsPDFCreator'"

when it reaches

Set pdfjob = CreateObject("PDFCreator.clsPDFCreator")


I found someone else having a similar problem which apparently was fixed when he set System access on.

Unfortunately, I had already set this.

I have set Requested Module Security to 'System Access' and Current Local Security to 'Allow System Access'

The Document has been saved and re-opened but the same error persists.

Does anyone have any pointers? Is there another setting somewhere that I have missed?

Running Qlikview 11 SR11 64bit on a Windows Server 2012 R2 datacentre.

Thanks for reading.

Ian

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Re: ActiveX component can't create object: 'PDFCreator.clsPDFCreator'

Success.

I discovered .NET framework was not enabled on the server!

I realized this after de-installing PDFCreator and attempting to install V1.6

This then came up with the error whilst trying to install.

Shame the new version didnt tell me that 😞

Now all I have to do is figure out how to email the output out to people automatically 🙂

Hope this helps anyone.

Ian

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Re: ActiveX component can't create object: 'PDFCreator.clsPDFCreator'

Success.

I discovered .NET framework was not enabled on the server!

I realized this after de-installing PDFCreator and attempting to install V1.6

This then came up with the error whilst trying to install.

Shame the new version didnt tell me that 😞

Now all I have to do is figure out how to email the output out to people automatically 🙂

Hope this helps anyone.

Ian

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Re: ActiveX component can't create object: 'PDFCreator.clsPDFCreator'

Hi Porter

Am facing similar error as you. Can i know how to enable the .Net framework?

Thanks

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Re: ActiveX component can't create object: 'PDFCreator.clsPDFCreator'

Hi,

By Enable, I meant installed.

You can download it from the Microsoft website for free.

Ian