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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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      2 comments  ·  RESTful Engine  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Please add a method that we can call to inject the license key to the Windward engine.

      We use a custom method to securely deploy our configuration values. Due to this, we would like to have a function that we can call to provide the Windward license key to the library instead of it reading from the web.config file directly.

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        0 comments  ·  .NET Engine  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Justified Alignment With Condensed Font Spacing

        Justified alignment with condensed font spacing is resulting in left alignment instead of justified alignment in the PDF output. A basic template attached to this request can demonstrate this issue.

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          1 comment  ·  .NET Engine  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Licence management need improvment

          Hi, Currently Licenses are associated with major versions. If new version downloaded then its needs new license key even though the contract is valid during that duration. It create the lot of issues as we have global user base and coordinating and sharing new license key is problem. Instead of generating the new keys , on your side the old licenses key should be automatically associated with new version if the contract is valid during that duration. This is applicable for Autotag as well as .NET Engine. Please consider this change on priority as we as planning to upgrade the…

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            0 comments  ·  AutoTag  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Dynamically colour table cell backgrounds in Report Designer

            Hi

            We would like the functionality to dynamically input coloured table cell backgrounds in our template. The colours we use are pulled dynamically from our data source and are defined by our clients, therefore the conditional formatting of table cells is inadequate as the conditional formatting always requires a hard-coded value to be present in the template to compare against.

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              0 comments  ·  AutoTag  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Merge the printed documents

              We have letters printed based on the letter (unique)id so when there are 100 letters for example we do have 100 letters(documents) printed which is great and that is how we anticipate the outcome, along with that we have a mail merge process that merges all 100 individual letters to one document, this way the team which prints the letter will have to send the one file to the machine for printing all 100 letters instead sending 100 different individual letters. I want to check and see if we have any process that merges individual printed letters to one single…

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                0 comments  ·  RESTful Engine  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Support for .NET Core (at least on Windows)

                All new development in our company is .NET Core, and we would like to continue using Windward Reports.

                From our correspondance it sounds like the problem is finding the license key. I can tell from experience that figuring out what config file to use and exactly how to specify the license key is also a pain for your users. I suggest, as someone else has also done, that you let the application supply the license key instead of trying to find it.

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                  0 comments  ·  .NET Engine  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Designer support for MSWord Comments

                  When generating reports we would like AutoTag to provide the ability to create MSWord comments. Our reports can be quite large and require QA reviews. As part of our JSON we include a comments/notes structure. We'd like to take that JSON element and create a comment.

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                    0 comments  ·  AutoTag  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Generate HTML output in multipart MIME format

                    One of the things we use the Windward Engine for is to generate HTML (based on templates) that is then sent out via email.
                    But a lot of mail clients don't support the way the Engine handles <img> tags (with the src property as an inline base64 encoded string).
                    Since multipart MIME is supported by many more mail clients, it would be great if the Windward Engine could generate its output in multipart MIME format!

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                      0 comments  ·  Java Engine  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Encrypted PDF output

                      The ability to deliver an encrypted output a PDF document.

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                        2 comments  ·  RESTful Engine  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow attached files of type .rldx and .zip

                        Request the "Attach a File" feature of this website allows files of type .rldx and .zip.

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                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Don't allow a POD to be created if it contains undefined variables.

                          Currently, a POD can be created that contains Tags which refer to variables defined in other Tags not included in the POD. Then those Tags fail when the POD is used in another template. Request that when a POD is saved, Report Designer checks whether there are undefined variables in any Tag, and if so, rejects saving the POD with a message like "POD contains undefined variables."

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                            0 comments  ·  AutoTag  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Don't allow a POD to be created if it contains undefined variables.

                            Currently, a POD can be created that contains Tags which refer to variables defined in other Tags not included in the POD. Then those Tags fail when the POD is used in another template. Request that when a POD is saved, Report Designer checks whether there are undefined variables in any Tag, and if so, rejects saving the POD with a message like "POD contains undefined variables."

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                              0 comments  ·  AutoTag  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Don't allow a POD to be created if it contains undefined variables.

                              Currently, a POD can be created that contains Tags which refer to variables defined in other Tags not included in the POD. Then those Tags fail when the POD is used in another template. Request that when a POD is saved, Report Designer checks whether there are undefined variables in any Tag, and if so, rejects saving the POD with a message like "POD contains undefined variables."

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                                0 comments  ·  AutoTag  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • TIFF image output format

                                Our client requires an output format of TIFF. Currently they are seeking a way to convert from PDF, but ideally they would like it embedded in Windward.

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                                • IOS support

                                  make it possible to open *.docx files which is generated by Autotag on IOS/Mac

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                                    1 comment  ·  AutoTag  ·  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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                                      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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                                        3 comments  ·  Excel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Include image location in 'bad image' exception messages

                                        When there is a bad image in the report, the exception message does not show the URL of the bad image, which makes it extremely difficult to troubleshoot. This takes us hours and hours to troubleshoot a customers report, whereas if we had the URL of the offending image, we could cut that down to minutes.

                                        Instead, this is what we get:

                                        net.windward.env.DataSourceException: ReadBitmapHeader error; call exception getters for additional information

                                        The underlying exception is:

                                        Caused by: org.apache.commons.imaging.ImageReadException: Couldn't read magic numbers to guess format.
                                        at org.apache.commons.imaging.Imaging.guessFormat(Imaging.java:268) ~[commons-imaging-1.0-SNAPSHOT.jar:1.0-SNAPSHOT]
                                        at org.apache.commons.imaging.Imaging.getImageParser(Imaging.java:738) ~[commons-imaging-1.0-SNAPSHOT.jar:1.0-SNAPSHOT]
                                        at org.apache.commons.imaging.Imaging.getImageInfo(Imaging.java:731) ~[commons-imaging-1.0-SNAPSHOT.jar:1.0-SNAPSHOT]
                                        at org.apache.commons.imaging.Imaging.getImageInfo(Imaging.java:665) ~[commons-imaging-1.0-SNAPSHOT.jar:1.0-SNAPSHOT]
                                        at net.windward.env.image.ImageHandler._readBitmapHeader(Unknown Source)…

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                                          1 comment  ·  Java Engine  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • gap in msword Output to PDF

                                          msword features the ability to define TC entries in a Table Of Contents; WW does not render TCs in output to PDF, hence there is a truth in rendering gap; there is no acceptable workaround.

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