Filling PDF forms in ServiceNow

Complex web applications often require the ability to generate documents, and PDF is the obvious format for doing so as it’s the de-facto standard for digital documents.

PDF generation in ServiceNow can be done in various ways, however today I’m going to cover what I feel is a very simple yet powerful method: leveraging the PDF form handling capabilities of the PDF Generator plugin.

The power of this method comes from the fact that any PDF form can be directly consumed, and no time needs to be spent rebuilding an existing PDF form in a format like HTML (which needs to be done when using most other methods).