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  1. 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 →
      • 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 →
        • 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 →
                            • Allow a .net JsonDataSourceImpl to be constructed using a .net stream

                              When using the JsonDataSourceImpl, you must either point the data points to a file or web service. It would be helpful if the class constructor allowed a standard .net stream to be supplied.

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                                0 comments  ·  .NET Engine  ·  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 →
                                    • Use a value from an XML file to determine conditional formatting values like colocell or others

                                      Be able to use a tag element value to define conditional formatting parameter value:

                                      Something like this:
                                      <wr:out select=”!/root/ap/qu/elements/c_clau1” condition=”=TRUE::cellcolor!!!/root/ap/qu/elements/c_color::false”/>

                                      Instead of:
                                      <wr:out select=”!/root/ap/qu/elements/c_clau1” condition=”=TRUE::cellcolor!!ff8800::false”/>

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                                        0 comments  ·  AutoTag  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • OfficeToPDF, eliminate Word startup

                                        Using the OfficeToPDF feature involves significant additional time and part of it seems to involve the startup of Word application. Suggestion is to have a running instance in the background and use it for all related requests/processing.

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

                                          Hello Again Reporter!

                                          One of our support team updated me that this issue persists even when an instance of Word is running since additional instances are opened for additional requests. I am re-opening this idea and we will still watch to see if we receive additional votes to see if there is more demand.

                                          Thank you for you patience!
                                          - The Windward Team

                                        • 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 →
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