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  1. Support for converting UTC dates to local time

    Our datasource returns dates in UTC format, but we would like to display these as local time in the generated document.

    The local time setting would take the locale setting on the server hosting the Windward engine.

    Although an optional feature might be to allow a parameter to be passed to the report generation that would indicate what locale you want your dates formatted in.

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      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • I would love to have embedded documents updated

      I would love to have a word template that has an excel (or power point) file embedded in the template, that also gets updated with the same pramteres. And if you could choose to use the embedded document based on a parameter, then you could switch it "On/off" depending if the output needs to have it embedded.

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        0 comments  ·  AutoTag  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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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          1 comment  ·  RESTful Engine  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Make Conditional Formatting Rule Manager more user friendly.

          Dear Windward,

          Is it possible to make the option to define a condition on a tag more user friendly.

          A way to create a condition with a Condition Wizard (that let you select and compare nodes/variables/..) would be very helpfull.

          To select a color in the Format wizard, a color picker would also be very helpfull instead of entering hex values manually.

          Kind Regards Jochen

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          • List Javelin in categories

            Why Javelin is not in the category list of ideas submission

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              1 comment  ·  RESTful Engine  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Create an output for a two dimensional grid of numbers (e.g. a term and mileage price matrix)

              Create an output for a two dimensional grid of numbers (e.g. a term and mileage price matrix)
              The current solution only allows the generation of a table in on direction rather than two

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                1 comment  ·  Windward Version 15  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • acrofield Signature support

                We could really use support for inserting acrofield for Signature to docx templates as it would be generated to pdf output.

                I do not know any workaround to achieve this.

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                  0 comments  ·  AutoTag  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • html

                  The HTML to Template in Word conversion need upgrading. Especially tables. Also underline, indentation, and bulleted and numbered list to name a few things.

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                    0 comments  ·  .NET Engine  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow manual entries into the Chart Tag legend

                    The chart tag at the moment only detects values within the data source, causing inconsistencies between values/color (e.g. risk levels) across multiples of the same report.

                    It would be great to include the functionality to manually add entries to the Chart Tag legend. This would allow consistency creating reports that require uniformity in values and colors.

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                      1 comment  ·  AutoTag  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Search functionality for JSON datasource

                      It would be nice to have some searchbox in AutoTag Data Bin. Data source which we are using, have thousands of properties, so it would be faster to type few keys and filter appropriate properties.

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                        1 comment  ·  AutoTag  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Javelin Permissions

                        Javelin permission should be enhanced to restrict the
                        1. Create Folder
                        2. Upload
                        3. Viewing of POD tab
                        4. Viewing of Schedule tab

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                        • Javelin to limit output options

                          Javelin to limit output options for a template or group of templates.

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                            0 comments  ·  AutoTag  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Dynamic Word Charts

                            It is useful to re-use templates and just connect them to a different (similar) datasource. However depending on the values, charts can stop displaying properly. Legends may get cut-off for example.
                            It would be nice if charts were smarter and automatically adjusted to new data.

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                              1 comment  ·  AutoTag  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add Support for Native Excel Conditional Formatting

                              Since one of the main selling features of Windward is that you can create your reports using Office products which you already know how to do, supporting native conditional formatting in Excel might make more sense to the common user than having to edit Tag properties to accomplish a similar outcome.

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                                1 comment  ·  Excel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Validation to identify non-existent XML data sources

                                I am currently building a new template with changing XML data sources and values.
                                The values prove to be no issue as the new data is simply pulled into the Output.
                                However, if the XSD/XML changes, say the data point name, then the Output just ignores the Autotag ie. null value inserted in Output. The validation tool doesn't identify 'broken' Autotags and actually states that the validation was successful. This also applies to the 'Preview' button, which returns a null but doesn't mention that the data point couldn't be found.

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                                  1 comment  ·  AutoTag  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Tags inserted into a template should automatically adopt the output to default style of the Word doc rather than Times New Roman size 12

                                  An annoying and time consuming to eradicate 'feature' when auto-tagging into Word is that tags inserted into the template, default to Times New Roman size 12, rather than taking on the font style and size of the whole template ie. normal default.

                                  This applies to both, in the actual template and more annoyingly in the output file generated.

                                  3 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Word  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Centralized Logging

                                    We would like the ability to take the log events generated from Windward and deposit them to a centralized logging repository, one that takes all events logged for the entire enterprise. We use SEQ for this, mostly utilizing the Serilog's framework to perform the logging. However, NLog, the current logging framework used by Windward, does support logging to SEQ, and thus what is really needed is the ability to log those events to different repositories, depending on the needs of the consumer.

                                    Alternatively, if we had the ability to provide an extended class or implemented interface to the .NET engine…

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                                      1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • HTML with No CSS

                                      Please provide the ability to produce HTML without embedded CSS that results in the same styles and appearance as the default HTML. While bloated in size by embedding all the CSS into the HTML tags, this can improved integration with other applications that one would like to use with the resulting HTML.

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                                      • NuGet packages for specific targets such as .Net4.5 without the overhead of unwanted dlls such as MongoDb.

                                        Have NuGet packages for specific targets such as .Net4.5 without the overhead of unwanted dlls such as MongoDb and the J# dlls. The namespaces can get polluted when working in Visual Studio.
                                        It would be nice to have the smallest footprint of DLLs required to run Winward without have to currently remove one-by-one and hope nothing breaks.

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                                          0 comments  ·  .NET Engine  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Support for test.salesforce.com

                                          With the Salesforce.com Datasource there isn't a way to switch the salesforce.com instance used to a sandbox instance.

                                          Sandbox instances use test.salesforce.com as opposed to production and developer instances which use login.salesforce.com to create the connection.

                                          Our template authors do not always have access to the production instance to do development of templates.

                                          Also we usually run User Acceptance Testing against sandbox instances.

                                          So without this functionality we are unable to develop or test new autotag templates.

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                                            1 comment  ·  AutoTag  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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