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  1. 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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      1 comment  ·  .NET Engine  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • QR code

      QR code support
      We would like to have QR code support for upcoming windward version.
      For example a new tag <wr:qrcode>somedata</wr:qrcode>.

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        1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Access Tags through API

        It would be great if the tags were accessable throrough the Report object in the API. This would allow us to create the datasource necessary to support the template by interrogating the template.

        In my case, I want to be able to create the template using a complex schema. Then when it comes time to generate the reports through the Engine, I can build the actual XML dataset that would only contain the data that template needs.

        I'm sure others would come up with other uses for this. It would seem this is already something you must have for AutoTag…

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          under review  ·  2 comments  ·  Windward Version 13  ·  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

          24 votes
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            0 comments  ·  AutoTag  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Allow Data Validation to propagate to the new document.

            Data Validation constrains the values of a cell to items in a predetermined range. This would allow selection lists to be populated by AutoTag select statements.

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              under review  ·  7 comments  ·  Windward Version 13  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Refresh data source

              I think it would be useful to have an ability to quickly re-read a data source using some kind of button in the ribbon. For example, if I have an XML data source and its structure is changing while I'm working on a report, I have to go to the Data Sources, click Edit, Test, OK.

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                1 comment  ·  Windward Version 13  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Create functionality in Java Engine to skim document template variables/nodes

                As per Request #12304, only AutoTag is able to skim the variable paths from the document template. Java Engine does not have a method/functionality to retrieve all the variable paths ('Data/books/authorName'). WIll you be able to cater this request in the Java Engine? Thanks!

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                  under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Windward Version 13  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                    0 comments  ·  AutoTag  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • AutoTag not to process an Excel spreadsheet

                    Add the possibility in Excel to tell AutoTag not to process a spreadsheet when generating a report as an Excel file.

                    It would be useful to create a PivotTable in a spreadsheet in the template file and then have it in the generated Excel report.

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                      under review  ·  2 comments  ·  Windward Version 13  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Bring back the Gauge Tag

                      While there are a lot of chart options available in version 14 of Auto Tag, as well as native Word charts, we would love to be able to use gauges for certain data depictions. Are there any plans to bring this tag back?

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

                        Gauges were originally removed as we switched the charting package that we use internally to ChartDirector. While this package does include gauges, the interface for selecting values for a gauge chart was not a straighforward implementation.

                        So we tabled the feature until it received a strong user request (the backend code is still available).

                        Now that you have posed an interest it is up for internal discussion again. We will keep you updated with the decision but knowing that there are actives requests definitely helps its chances for being reinstated.

                      • Allow XML data source to be searchable

                        We want non-technical business users to be able to author simple letter templates using an XML data source. Currently, the template author has to know the XML structure in order to be able to drill down to select their desired element in either the tag builder or the data bin.

                        I would like my users to be able to search the XML structure. For example, if they want to include the customer's name in their letter, they could type in 'name', which would filter the XML elements displayed to them. The choice between /order/customer/name and /order/product/name then becomes obvious for…

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                          0 comments  ·  Windward Version 13  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          Hi Brooke!

                          Development for search functionality in the Data Bin has been requested in multiple places and developed. You can follow that feature request here (spoilers, it will be released in version 16.1): http://ideas.windward.net/forums/248503-windward-beta-program/suggestions/18748546-search-functionality-for-json-datasource

                          As far as searching in the Tag Editor, this is new. I will enter a separate feature request for this functionality and start the review process.

                          Thank you for your request!
                          - The Windward Team

                        • formatting to respected currency (not all that are available as basic excel formats are available in windward)

                          we do business in 3 region and use different mode of currency payments such as USD, GBP, EUR and AED.

                          when building templates with relevant information that goes to finance teams for analysis i used windward(autotag) in excel linked to my SQL database. i have to created templates that are currency specific i.e. if the product was sold in GBP i have to produce all sales and expenditures towards the product in their respected GBP currency. (e.g. £1,100.56)

                          i have noticed that AED is not a current format that windward allows me to convert the figure too. however this feature…

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