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how to combine two different PDF's and return only byte[]

 
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Hi,

i want to combine multiple pdf's into a byte array.

what i have written the code:

PdfReader reader1 = new PdfReader("D:/take mails/ECM Files/from ECM/interactiveReport.pdf");
PdfReader reader2 = new PdfReader("D:/take mails/ECM Files/from ECM/interactiveReport.pdf");
PdfCopyFields copy = new PdfCopyFields(new FileOutputStream("concatenatedPDF.pdf"));
copy.addDocument(reader1);
copy.addDocument(reader2);

here i need to convert to byte array.

ServletOutputStream outputStream = response.getOutputStream();
// byte[] bytes2 = new String(bytes, "utf-8").concat(new String(bytes1, "utf-8")).getBytes();
outputStream.write(bytes2, CommonConstants.INITIALIZE_TO_ZERO, bytes2.length);
outputStream.flush();
outputStream.close();

Thanks in advance
 
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So what's not working?
 
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i combined two pdf's into one pdf using
new PdfCopyFields().addDocument(reader1); new PdfCopyFields().addDocument(reader2);
aftter that i want to get byte[] from PdfCopyFields().
here i struggled to get the byte[]. please let me know how to get the byte[]. this byte array need to open in a pdf file as shown above.
 
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Do you need to write the combined PDF to a file? If not, this should work:

PdfCopyFields copy = new PdfCopyFields(outputStream);

If you do need it as file as well, you'll have to read the bytes from it.
 
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As per my requirement i want to take two pdf files to combine to one pdf and then generate that pdf in the screen without storing in any location.

But what i provided the code is storing in one location. this should not.
let me know how to generate the report without storing in any location.
 
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In that case, the approach I mentioned should work fine.
 
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