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2882342 - Unable to locate the Form, because the XFA data lacks a reference


You receive the below error message after creating a Print Form in your custom solution within the SAP Cloud Applications Studio:


"Unable to locate the form, because the XFA data lacks a reference to the PDF document. If the data came back as a result of a submit from a PDF form, then the URL is probably missing “#FDF” at the end."

“Image/data in this KBA is from SAP internal systems, sample data, or demo systems. Any resemblance to real data is purely coincidental.“ 


  • SAP Business ByDesign
  • SAP Cloud for Customer
  • SAP Cloud Applications Studio


This error happens because you have not associated the .xdp file type with Adobe LiveCycle Designer.


Please follow the procedure described in the Studio help document under the section Print Forms Quick Guide > Associating an .xdp File with Adobe LiveCycle Designer.


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