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  1. restful enginge output to image

    We would like to output reports to JPG (or other image format) with RESTfull engine.

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    Hello Reporter!

    I am happy to announce that this functionality was released with version 16.3.0! You can find documentation here for the RESTful Engine updated to include image output options: ohana.windwardstudios.com/m/79043/l/913251-..

    Thank you for your suggestion!

    Adam Austin
    Product Manager

  2. 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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  3. Encrypted PDF output

    The ability to deliver an encrypted output a PDF document.

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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. Add test-engine message to the header instead of to the body

    Our automated test process counts the number of pages of created documents. In some cases they can never be more than one.

    Because of the extra body text "Report created by Windward test version - www.windward.net" our test cases fail when the document is just on the limit. See attached an example of such situation.

    This could be avoided if the text was put in the header as a text box behind the text (like the workaround for creating a watermark, "Voorbeeld" in our test case).

    This has the additional advantage for you, that all the documents will be…

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    Hello Jurriaan,

    I just tested, and this functionality is live in our most recent release! I see that our watermark is now put in the footer of the document, and appears on every page. Please submit a new idea if you have any other requests.

    Thank you!
    Adam Austin
    Product Manager

  6. 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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  7. RESTful Engine does not support ReportText!

    We current switched from the .NET engine to the RESTful engine and discovered that we lost the ability to create Text reports. For some reason the RESTful engine does not support this simple file output. Can you please put this feature into the RESTful engine? We have many customers that require text reports that are directly loaded into mainframes and/or other hardware and we can't provide any other file format.

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  8. Multiple Print

    We are trying to use the RESTful Engine to print reports (autotag templates). Currently, there is no feature to send a request for multiple copies of a job. If you need to print 3 copies of the same report, you will need to send the job 3 times. It will be great if you can command to have number of copies to print.

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