PDF Formatter


This Snap reads a document stream and writes it to a new PDF binary output.



Known Issues

  • The PDF Snaps perform validation of the files before processing them. In this process, if the Snap finds a PDF file that is not well-formed, it displays an error Only PDF files are supported, even when it is a PDF file.

    Workaround: Fix the PDF file using an online or in-house tool and retry.

  • Some special unicode characters or symbols might not be parsed correctly.

Snap Views

View Description Examples of Upstream and Downstream Snaps
Input This Snap has exactly one document input view.
Output This Snap has exactly one binary output view.

Error handling is a generic way to handle errors without losing data or failing the Snap execution. You can handle the errors that the Snap might encounter when running the pipeline by choosing one of the following options from the When errors occur list under the Views tab. The available options are:

  • Stop Pipeline Execution Stops the current pipeline execution when the Snap encounters an error.
  • Discard Error Data and Continue Ignores the error, discards that record, and continues with the remaining records.
  • Route Error Data to Error View Routes the error data to an error view without stopping the Snap execution.

Learn more about Error handling in Pipelines.

Snap Settings

  • Suggestion icon (): Indicates a list that is dynamically populated based on the configuration.
  • Expression icon (): Indicates whether the value is an expression (if enabled) or a static value (if disabled). Learn more about Using Expressions in SnapLogic.
  • Add icon (): Indicates that you can add fields in the field set.
  • Remove icon (): Indicates that you can remove fields from the field set.
Field / Field set Type Description
Label String Required. Specify a unique name for the Snap. Modify this to be more appropriate, especially if there are more than one of the same Snap in the pipeline.
Font size String/Expression

Required. Enter the font size you want in the PDF.

Default value: 12

Example: 10

Font Dropdown list

Required. Select the font of the PDF.

Default value: Times-Roman

Example: Helvetica-Oblique

Font Color Dropdown list

Required. Select the font color you want in the PDF.

Default value: BLACK

Example: GREEN

Page Size Dropdown list

Required. Select the font size you want in the PDF.

Default value: A4

Example: LETTER

Input data String/Expression

Select the specific data from the upstream Snaps that you want to be included in the PDF. If left empty, the entire upstream data source is selected.

Default value: N/A

Example: Errors list

Snap execution Dropdown list Select one of the three modes in which the Snap executes.
Available options are:
  • Validate & Execute. Performs limited execution of the Snap and generates a data preview during pipeline validation. Subsequently, performs full execution of the Snap (unlimited records) during pipeline runtime.
  • Execute only. Performs full execution of the Snap during pipeline execution without generating preview data.
  • Disabled. Disables the Snap and all Snaps that are downstream from it.