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We do not currently have any tools targeted at merging documents like this. I have a couple ideas that might resolve this issue.
1. If you could make a ForEach loop in a template that loops over the letter IDs that you need to output, you could output all 100 letters in one output using that template. This would not be merging documents, but rather outputting them to one document to start.
2. If you had the filenames for all 100 letters in a database, you can do a ForEach tag that loops over the letter file name, and then use an import tag to import that file into the output. This could also be a solution.
Please let me know if either of these solutions could help you.
I have started the review process for this idea and will update this ticket when we decide weather to incorporate your idea into the software. Thank you for your idea!
This idea has been accepted and received development! An API call to inject your engine license will be added in the 16.3.0 release. Thank you for your idea.
I wanted to update you that this functionality has been developed and tested, and will be released in our 16.3.0 version release. Please stay tuned for this release where you will receive this functionality.
I just entered a feature request for this request and started the review process. I will update you once we review the request.
- The Windward Team
Hello again Jochen,
I wanted to let you know that in version 16.1.0 we released a "Condition Wizard" that helps you write conditions. This Wizard can be used for If and Switch/Case tags to help shape your conditions. I think this addresses some of your request.
Additionally, I am considering making this Wizard accessible from the Conditional Formatting Rule Manager, and also am reviewing your request for a color picker. I will update this ticket again when those requests are reviewed and weather or not they are accepted.
Thank you very much for your ideas.
Question for you: What form are these text bodies in as they are submitted to the template? Are they coming in as data, or input parameters? Also, how is your new line defined, are you utilizing the "\n" newline character in your data or something else?
Thank you for your patience in helping me understand your request.
I am trying to understand your feature request and understand how this differs from our current functionality offered by import tags. One approach I just tried on my machine was to make input parameters that correlate to each of the sub-documents in the output. The user can specify which sub-reports they want in their full report. I wrapped import tags that output sub-templates in an If tag so that the import tag only outputs the pages the user desires. This allows my report to output any combination of cover page, cover letter, report summary, and report details that the user defines. The final output report maintained the headers and footers of the master template that had the import tags, and I imagine this would be the case with other sorts of formatting as well: the master templates styles would be maintained while child report styles might get overwritten.
Does this explanation address your use case? If not, what are the characteristics of your use case that are not addressed by this approach? I want to make sure I fully understand your request as I assess this idea.
Thank you for your submission!
In addition to a workaround in the comment bellow, a feature request has been entered for this idea and has been started in our review process.
- The Windward Team
I was experimenting with the currency formats to try and solve your problem and may have found you a solution.
First I learned that outputting Out tags and using the Excel built in Accounting formats worked, but only if my Out tag type was Number. This worked for me for USD, GBP, EUR, and AED.
I also was able to use the built in Report Designer USD, GBP, and EUR formats to get my output. for AED I came up with the following custom format that seems to work: _("AED"* #,##0.00_);_("AED"* #,##0.00);_("AED"* "-"??_);_(@_)
In the Format Data dialog under Custom try entering this format and see if this fixes your issue.
I also entered a feature request for us to support the same formats supported by Excel in our formatting dialog. I have started the review process for this feature request and will update you as it is reviewed.
- The Windward Team
Hello again Joe!
I did some experimentation in my local deployment of Report Designer with using the import tag to output the contents of a HTML file I developed using some of the functionality you mentioned. (This can also be done using data and an out tag). Please let me know if this was not the functionality you were speaking of.
I have entered a feature request specifically mentioning the functionality you listed and started the review process. I will update this idea after we review the request.
- The Windward Team
Thank you for reporting this idea.
I have started reviewing this request and will update the ticket again when we have a decision on weather to incorporate this request into our software.
Thank you, and please submit any other ideas you have!
Can you clarify where you would want to pass the parameter? We have discussed this internally and find 2 scenarios where this could be possible.
1) The initial data source connection, you wish to filter the JSON URL based on the dynamic parameter passed in.
2) Inside of a Windward tag IE, forEach, to return a result set based on the variable parameter passed in. IE, you wish to return a list of employees to iterate over based on the parameter you pass in.
If you can give a little more detail or an example of how you want to use this JSON service URL with Windward, it would help greatly.
The Windward Staff