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  1. Allow entering Array-type Input Parameters

    It would be great if we could add an array-type variable of either String or Number type as an input variable. This could be used to filter datasources with a IN statement, for example.

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  2. Disconnect DataSets from Datasources

    Disconnect DataSets from Datasources. If we could create a dataset seperately (Like we do with Query Tags) we could have datasets defined in the template itself and not in the datasources. This allows us to change the datasource when generating the template on the Staging or Prod machines and still have the same subset of data selected.

    It would make templates much more reusable as we could define a handful of more general datasources and limit the data requested by using DataSets in the templates.

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    1 comment  ·  RESTful Engine  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello Reporter,

    We have reviewed this idea and accepted it for future development. We will come up with a solution where you specify in the Engine to use the Dataset defined in the template instead of specifying the same query in the Engine. This way, changes made to the Dataset in the template can be used in the Engine at runtime without you needing to update the query somewhere in the Engine, but rather just by updating the template.

    If this solution does not solve your problem, please let me know. Thank you for your idea and please submit any other ideas you have to improve our software.

    Adam Austin
    Product Manager.

  3. Support Unix Time

    Support Unix Time and be able to format that as a date or datetime

    Perhaps a new macro could do this for us.

    example converter
    https://www.unixtimestamp.com/index.php

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  4. Scatter chart - same size for markers in plot area and in the legend

    Hello,

    Right now when working with a scatter chart in Word if you have different sizes for the markers they will be shown as different sizes on the plotted area, but in the legend the marker sizes are the same size.

    In the attached picture 1 and 2 have different sizes on the plotted area and in the legend they are the same size but smaller. Right now only marker sizes 3 and 4 behave normally (the marker size is the same on the plot and in the legend).

    I was told that this is a known limitaion.

    Can you…

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  5. Allow for dynamic drop down based on amount of returned rows

    Currently, when a drop down is created in a cell (static or dynamic) the drop down is removed when the report is generated.

    Either add a Windward drop down function (ideal), or support Excel generated drop downs.

    Another helpful addition to this would be to make the drop down options distinct (optional, chosen by user).

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    1 comment  ·  Excel Templates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello Reporter,

    I am happy to report that we have accepted this idea since sufficient interest was measured elsewhere. I will update this ticket again once development has been started on this functionality. Thank you for your suggestion, and please submit any other ideas you have to improve our products.

    Adam Austin
    Product Manager

  6. Add ability to dynamically rename Excel worksheet

    For example, when using a Worksheet break at the start of the each iteration (Foreach tag).

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  7. Distinct Values Macro for all Datasources

    Would like to have a new macro distinctvalues to be used against any datasource

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  8. Add the ability to format output data in Chart Tag

    This would be similar to the formatting that can be applied to an Out Tag through the Properties tab. This would help to format data that's displayed in a Chart data table fields.

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  9. Password protect excel output

    The same way you can protect a PDF with a password, it would be great if we could do it for excel files too.
    http://ideas.windwardstudios.com/forums/248503-windward-beta-program/suggestions/34628473-encrypted-pdf-output

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  10. What is 5G Technology

    The future of mobile communication is just around the corner: 5G technology. This new generation of wireless technology will increase speed, reduce latency, and provide a more secure and reliable connection for a wide range of users.

    https://www.fieldengineer.com/blogs/what-is-5g

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  11. I have added some dropdowns on Excel Windward Report and its working fine in base excel but when we are generating outp

    I have added some dropdowns on Excel Windward Report and its working fine in base excel but when we are generating output file , dropdowns are not displaying. As per discussion with windward support team, Dropdowns are not feasible in windward.

    Kindly check and provide solution on dropdown feasibility.

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    0 comments  ·  Excel Templates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello Reporter,

    This idea is actually a duplicate of a previously entered idea that we have entered: http://ideas.windwardstudios.com/forums/248503-windward-beta-program/suggestions/37668871-excel-dropdown-lists-not-rendered-in-generated-out. We have accepted this idea for development and will be working on it in the future. I will update this ticket again in the future when development has started on this functionality. Thank you for your idea, and please submit any other suggestions you have to improve our products.

    Adam Austin
    Product Manager

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    6 comments  ·  Windward Designer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello Reporter,

    We have received additional votes for this idea under another request, and this has been accepted for future development. Please stay tuned for this functionality to be released in a future version.

    Adam Austin
    Product Manager

  15. PDF/A-3 support

    Dear Windward team,

    the Java engine already has the ability to render PDF/A-1b compliant files. Would it be possible to extend it to other PDF/A conformance levels, mainly PDF/A-3?

    Thank you very much!

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  16. Excel report result file is not adjusting the size of the cell based on data length

    We are generating report in excel and facing one issue related to size of the cell based on data length.
    Report is not displaying complete data in cell as length/width of cell is not adjusting by windward report automatically based on data length.

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  17. Ability to view number of pages rendered by environment

    A way to identify the number of pages are executed per environment to determine if we are nearing to allowed license and get alerts to make a decision on increasing the Max Allow usage/Over usage without any disruption to client functionality. Additionally this feature helps in identifying if there is any unwarranted executions happening on a specific environment.

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  19. Support OpenType features in Word

    Ticket to support the open type features (selecting numeral style, etc.) for non-system fonts in Word.

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    Hello Reporter,

    Please clarify: are you talking about about support for OpenType Fonts? OpenType Fonts should already be supported in the product! Please let us know, if you are encountering an issue with OpenType Fonts, perhaps it is a bug…

    Thank you,
    Adam Austin
    Product Manager

  20. Converting text to a number before sorting

    Currently the only way to cast a value to an integer is through an out tag. If we have a text field that is a number we would like to convert it to numeric in the for each loop and then sort it numerically. For example if we have 01, 2, 3, 4, 05, 06 the current sort order comes out as 01, 05, 06, 2, 3, 4. We would need to convert these values to a number in the for each loop using NUMBERVALUE or CAST and then sort on these values. Currently we are only able to convert…

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    Hello Reporter,

    We have reviewed your request, but had some questions. What data provider are you using? If you are using XML, this problem may be solved by using a schema.

    Thank you.
    Adam Austin
    Product Manager

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