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  1. Add Custom Script Execution After the Document Generation

    Create a plugin/process so that after document generation a custom script can be executed on the document before that document is status is set to done and returned as a finished document.

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  2. Font Awesome

    Hi Windward team!

    Windward does fully not support printing of Front Awesome: it does support it when running from the Designer and selecting the output = Word, but it does not support it when using html or pdf output. Your support team indicated that "the script and <i> class html elements required by Font Awesome are not supported currently by Windward html".
    The proposed workaround is get the images in a browser or copied elsewhere, screenshot them, and then bring in those images in an Import or Out tag.

    However, handling of images is very fiddly in Windward as it…

    32 votes
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  4. Catch exception on expired license

    When using the RESTful Engine with an expired license the application throws a 500 with an unhandled exception. I would suggest you improve your application by catching your exceptions and throwing meaningful error codes and messages to the client.

    I get the exception when calling the version endpoint with an expired license. I tried uploading the Postman response but that doesn't work either. Below is the stack trace.
    [LicenseException: Expired license key ]
    net.windward.xmlreport.ProcessReport._init(Boolean ) +6115
    net.windward.xmlreport.ProcessReport.init() +26
    net.windward.api.csharp.Report.Init() +24
    RESTfulEngine.WebApiApplication.InitLicenseAndEngine() in C:\agent_work\1\s\restfulengine\RESTfulEngine\Global.asax.cs:87

    [HttpException (0x80004005): Expired license key ]
    System.Web.HttpApplicationFactory.EnsureAppStartCalledForIntegratedMode(HttpContext context, HttpApplication app) +520
    System.Web.HttpApplication.RegisterEventSubscriptionsWithIIS(IntPtr appContext, HttpContext context, MethodInfo[] handlers)…

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  5. Include Rich Text Control in PDF output

    We want to generate PDF forms, so we are using different Word form controls. We found that plain text control is exported into the PDF output as a PDF field, however it has some limitations with text length and wrapping. We are very interested on using rich text controls, since they allow better formatting, longer and wrapped text and inserting tags inside the control to pre-fill the PDF form field.

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  6. 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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  8. 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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    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.

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