Tornado Render URL-Encoded Form using Java

This example shows how to use Docmosis to render a url-encoded form using Java.  It calls the Docmosis REST API to merge the data with the template and stream the result back.

The sample code includes the instructions to get started. You will need a Free Trial to install and run Tornado.

import java.io.BufferedReader;
import java.io.DataOutputStream;
import java.io.File;
import java.io.FileOutputStream;
import java.io.IOException;
import java.io.InputStreamReader;
import java.net.ConnectException;
import java.net.HttpURLConnection;
import java.net.MalformedURLException;
import java.net.URL;
import java.net.URLEncoder;
import java.nio.charset.Charset;
import java.text.SimpleDateFormat;
import java.util.Date;

/**
 * This sample code shows how to use Docmosis to render a url-encoded form.
 * 
 * The "renderForm" end-point is supported from Tornado version 2.5 
 * 
 * Copyright Docmosis 2017
 */
public class JavaRenderURLEncoded 
{

	private static final String URL = "http://localhost:8080/rs/renderForm";

	/*
	 * Run this example
	 */
	public static void main(String[] args) throws MalformedURLException,
			IOException 
	{
		// Set your access Key if you configure it in Tornado
		final String accessKey = "";
		final String outputFileName = "myWelcome.pdf";
		
		HttpURLConnection conn = null;
		DataOutputStream os = null;
		try {
			conn = (HttpURLConnection) new URL(URL).openConnection();
			System.out.println("Connecting [directly] to " + URL);

			// set connection parameters
			conn.setRequestMethod("POST");
			conn.setUseCaches(false);
			conn.setDoOutput(true);
			conn.setDoInput(true);

			// use a url-encoded form.
			conn.setRequestProperty("Content-Type", "application/x-www-form-urlencoded");

			conn.connect();
			System.out.println("Connected");

			// build request
			final String templateName = "WelcomeTemplate.doc";
			
			String date = new SimpleDateFormat("dd-MMM-yyyy").format(new Date());
			String message = "Hello from my Java form post";
			
			final String params = 
				// docmosis parameters
				"accessKey=" + URLEncoder.encode(accessKey, "UTF-8") 
				+ "&templateName=" + URLEncoder.encode(templateName, "UTF-8") 
				+ "&outputName=" + URLEncoder.encode(outputFileName, "UTF-8")
				// data parameters
				+ "&date=" + URLEncoder.encode(date, "UTF-8")
				+ "&message=" + URLEncoder.encode(message, "UTF-8")
				;
			System.out.println("Sending request:" + params);
			final byte[] postData = params.getBytes( Charset.forName("UTF-8") );
			
			// send the parameters
			os = new DataOutputStream(conn.getOutputStream());
			os.write(postData);
			os.flush();
			
			// get the response
			int status = conn.getResponseCode();
			if (status == 200) {
				// successful call, extract the response

				// successful render,
				// save our document to a file
				byte[] buff = new byte[4096];
				int bytesRead = 0;

				File file = new File(outputFileName);
				FileOutputStream fos = new FileOutputStream(file);
				try {
					while ((bytesRead = conn.getInputStream().read(buff, 0, buff.length)) != -1) {
						fos.write(buff, 0, bytesRead);
					}
				} finally {
					fos.close();
				}

				System.out.println("Created file:" + file.getAbsolutePath());
			} else {
				// something went wrong - tell the user
				System.err.println("Our call failed: status = " + status);
				System.err.println("message:" + conn.getResponseMessage());
				BufferedReader errorReader = new BufferedReader(
						new InputStreamReader(conn.getErrorStream()));
				String msg;
				while ((msg = errorReader.readLine()) != null) {
					System.err.println(msg);
				}
				errorReader = null;
			}
			
		} catch (ConnectException e) {
			// can't make the connection
			System.err.println("Unable to connect to Docmosis:" + e.getMessage());
			System.exit(2);
		} finally {
			if (os != null) {
				os.close();
			}
			if (conn != null) {
				conn.disconnect();
			}
		}

	}
}

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