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  1. 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 →
    • 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 →
      • 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 →
        • Allow for dynamic drop down based on amount of returned rows

          Currently, when a drop down is created in a cell (static or dynamic) the drop down is removed when the report is generated.

          Either add a Windward drop down function (ideal), or support Excel generated drop downs.

          Another helpful addition to this would be to make the drop down options distinct (optional, chosen by user).

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            1 comment  ·  Excel  ·  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 →
            • Open the Tag Editor window in the center of the screen rather than below the cursor

              Currently, when you double-click a tag to open the Tag Editor, the window is opened directly below the position of the cursor. That's fine if the tag is at the top of the window, but if it's near the bottom then the Tag Editor window is partially or even almost completely off the screen. I would prefer that the editor window open consistently in the center of the screen (or perhaps even better, optionally remember its last position and open there) so I don't have to drag the window to see its contents and so it appears consistently and reliably.

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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 →
                • 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 →
                    • Output Templates in XML format

                      Our business needs to output in XML format in addition to existing formats offered by Winward Autotag.

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                        1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Support QuickStyles with DOCX template and DOCX output

                        If the style checkbox "quickstyle" is checked in the template, it should not be unchecked in the final report.

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                          0 comments  ·  Java Engine  ·  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 →
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                              0 comments  ·  AutoTag  ·  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 →
                              • 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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                                  2 comments  ·  AutoTag  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Basic Authentication with Jira

                                  AutoTag claims to support basic authentication on json requests. However, when trying to connect to Jira, Windward's authentication doesn't work. Having basic authentication work would allow us to run custom reports against the Jira API.

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                                    0 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 →
                                    • Need browse button from the query pane in the Import Tag's Tag Editor

                                      It would be SO COOL to have a browse button from the query pane in the Import Tag's Tag Editor to choose your file/url/etc.

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                                        0 comments  ·  AutoTag  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Indicate that .NET 4.5 is a requirement for AutoTag v14 installation

                                        The installation process for AutoTag v14 does not indicate that .NET Framework v4.5 is required. the AutoTag Add-on will appear in Word, but not function properly. Please indicate in the installation materials, as well as in the installer itself, that .NET Framework 4.5 is required.

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                                          0 comments  ·  AutoTag  ·  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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