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  1. Automatic refresh of data sources

    We use XML as our data source and to test we change the values in that file. We then have to re-connect to the same file and save changes for it to be refreshed in Windward. This is a bit frustrating doing this over and over again so could it be automatically refreshed

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      0 comments  ·  Windward Version 15  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        0 comments  ·  AutoTag  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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 →
        • RESTful Engine - Embedded Datasource in Request

          Currently when passing and XML or JSON data source within a REST request it has to be encoded into base64. It would be very valuable to be able to pass the XML or JSON data directly within the REST request.

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            0 comments  ·  RESTful Engine  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 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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              0 comments  ·  RESTful Engine  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Update table of contents after docx report has been generated

              When docx report is generated, update the table of contents as the last step before saving the report output. Reason: if the report contains imported html documents, the page numbers in the ToC are often wrong after the 1st html document. With lots of documents, the page numbers get increasingly out of sync. The user has to use F9 in the output file to correct this.

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                0 comments  ·  Windward Version 15  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Expand date parsing to other standard formats

                Currently, AutoTag is able to parse dates stored in ISO format (e.g. "2017-09-12T00:00:00.000Z" stored with the toISOString JavaScript method) without any additional input from the user beyond specifying a date output format and type. However, it throws an error when other standard formats are used, such as that generated by the toDateString JavaScript method (e.g. "Tue Jan 12 2017 00:00:00 GMT-0000 (UTC)"). A workaround may be to spell out the format in the Input attribute on the tag, but this is cumbersome and not user-friendly. It would be better if AutoTag natively parsed standard formats other than ISO.

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                  2 comments  ·  AutoTag  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Name cells populated by forEach tag

                  Make possible to name cells populated by forEach tag according to a given pattern.
                  The pattern might include a prefix or a suffix with an item index to get a unique cell name.
                  Additionally allow to name entire range populated by forEach tag.

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                    3 comments  ·  AutoTag  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Keep 'Shrink to fit' setting in Excel

                    Please preserve 'Shrink to fit' setting on a cell while generating an Excel spreadsheet with AutoTag.
                    I use AutoTag 15.1.48.0 for Excel and it keeps 'Wrap text' setting already. Why not to support the one in charge of cell content shrinking?

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                      2 comments  ·  AutoTag  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Auditing

                      Ability to report how many report have been generated using the tool.

                      Helps for internal reviews and shows usefulness of the tool

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                        1 comment  ·  AutoTag  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Ability to Embed Files in Word Templates

                        I would like to see the ability to embed a file into a template. The file should not be merged with the template, but simply embedded as a file that could be opened and viewed at a later time.

                        The parameters for the embedding should have the ability to specify the location of the file from a data source, OR given specified location manually provided.

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                          1 comment  ·  AutoTag  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Need Easy way to set either standard (1,321.36) or Euro (1.321,36) numeric formatting for OUT tags.

                          An enhancement to the TEXT function that allows me to format numeric fields in either standard (1,321.36) or Euro (1.321,36) formats is required. The ability to select this in the "formatting" field would be perfect as I could reference a SET tag that I create based on user selections and then have one or the other formats flow through my document.

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                            1 comment  ·  AutoTag  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow formatting in set tags

                            It is not currently possible to supply formatting in set tags (e.g. if I have a value stored as a string that I want to convert to a number - to do maths on it)
                            I have to: Create an out tag (setting it as a variable) and perform the required formatting - put this tag in white text so it's not displayed

                            Ideally I would like to have all the options I have available for formatting an Out tag in a Set tag

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                              1 comment  ·  AutoTag  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Support additional 'Advanced' options for set tags

                              set variable tags currently have limited options in terms of setting options.
                              I recently needed to add a default value to a Set tag and this was possible by editing the tag but not possible through the Wizard (however it is possible for Out tags to do this)

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                                0 comments  ·  AutoTag  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Custom OrderBy criteria.

                                The capability to define custom OrderBy rules. We have properties we would like to order by, and these properties return string values that we would like to order by in a non-alphabetical fashion.

                                Example orderby: (Critical, High, Medium, Low, Info)

                                Workaround right now is to change the return type of the property to int and keep track of a mapping between the int and the original string.

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