Using PDF Automation Server Workflow Module, a PDF document can now be split by barcode into separate PDF documents using the Split by Barcode node in the workflow module.

Here is how to create a sample flow to split documents by barcode below:

  1. Launch PDF Automation Server Manager
  2. Navigate to the Workflows Module (second tab on the left)
  3. Select New to start the Flow editor
  4. Drag and Drop your preferred source (input) node (Email Attachment, Watch Folder, HTTP Listener, FTP)
  5. Drag and drop the Split by Barcode node and fill in the options
    • Enter a Display Name for the Node
    • Enter an optional Description for the Node
    • Select a Barcode Format: AZTEC, CODABAR, CODE_39, CODE_93, CODE_128, DATA_MATRIX, EAN_8, EAN_13, ITF, MAXICODE, PDF_417, QR_CODE, RSS_14, RSS_EXPANDED, UPC_A, UPC_E, UPC_EAN_Extension
    • Select the DPI Resolution to be used to convert the document pages to be scanned for barcodes. This will not affect the actual documents or saved result files.
    • Choose when to split the document (Before or After the barcode)
    • Select a Search option
      • Entire Page – Search the document page by page and split on any barcode found.
      • Selected Area – Search the document page by page and split only if a barcode is found in the specified area of the page.
    • Select how you would like to Output the files: Separate Files, Single zip file, File name pattern
  6. Drag and drop your preferred output node to decide what to do with the multiple output files (Save to File, Print PDF, Send Email, FTP, etc..)