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eSignLive Developer Community: Week in Review (August 14, 2017)

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Let’s take a quick look at what happened for the week of August 14th in the eSignLive Developer Community.

Async Document Upload

As best practices in eSignLive, it is not recommended to upload documents asynchronously (e.g. create an instance of the uploadDocument() call in multiple threads). This is mainly due to too many upload document calls being made in a short period of time for the same package. When this happens, multiple requests are trying to update a row in the database and a race condition occurs due to the number of calls being sent. What I suggest instead is to add all your documents in your document package object and use the eslClient.createPackageOneStep() call. This will create a multipart/form-data request and upload all your documents in one request, avoiding the race condition.

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Assigning Fields using Text Tags

When adding any field to a document using the Text Tag Extraction feature, the fields become associated with the first signature on the document. This is as designed. It is mainly due to the fact that, in the future, fields will no longer be associated with signatures.

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Download Partially Signed Documents

In eSignLive, you can download the documents anytime through the API and signatures will appear on the documents. However, if you’re planning to do some further processing, I would suggest downloading the flattened version, which you can only get through the REST API:

GET https://sandbox.esignlive.com/api/packages/{packageId}/documents/{documentId}/pdf?flatten=true

This way, your signatures will not be lost if you edit the partially signed documents. Though, you will lose the audit trail embedded in the pdf.

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If you have questions regarding this blog or anything else concerning integrating eSignLive into your application, visit the Developer Community Forums: developer.esignlive.com. That’s it from me. Thank you for reading! If you found this post helpful, please share it on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn. You can find all of my previous blogs by going to my author page.

Haris Haidary
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