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Category: User Reference

The MaximumRepeats Command

The PdfUserPassword Function

The DateAsNumber Function

The DateAsNumber Function

If you want to compare two dates, then typically you want to know whether one date is later than another. The default way that dates are stored in XpressDox is in the format yyyy-MM-dd (e.g. 2018-05-02), but can also be understood by XpressDox in other formats, like “May 2, 2018”. The hyphens or other non-numeric […]

The PreviewHighlight Command

The PreviewHighlight Command

This is similar to The PaintInsertedText Command, but applies only during the Preview which is displayed during the the progress of the interview. This command takes one argument, which is a colour. For example «PreviewHighlight(Green)» This will color all text inserted by XpressDox fillpoints as green in the previews displayed by the interview.

The GetDataset Function

The GetDataset Function

This function was introduced to enable the entire dataset to be saved as a BLOB in a data base. Typically, this function will be used in the context of a SetDataSourceData function, something like this: «SetDataSourceData(‘StagingDataSource’,Guid(), ‘XMLBlob’,GetDataset(), ‘Description’,Name)» In the above, the value of the Guid() function would be used as an arbitrary, unique, ID of […]

The EnableWebLocalSave Command

The ApplyRulesToDataset Command

The AppendPDF Command

The AppendPDF Command

AppendPDF enables the user, and also the template author, to choose one or more PDF files which will be appended to the document assembled by the template in which the command appears.  The SaveAsPDF(Yes) command is issued implicitly.  In other words, PDF files can only be appended to other PDF files. Example – user supplies the […]

The SetDataSourceData Function

The SetDataSourceData Function

Values in databases can be changed by the user in the interview using the various “Save” options as described in Control how the user can change data source data. The template author can also instruct XpressDox to modify values in a data base, using the SetDataSourceData function. As an example, suppose there is a data […]

The GetDataSourceData, GetXMLElementValue and GetXPathValue functions

The GetDataSourceData, GetXMLElementValue and GetXPathValue functions

If you need to get data from a data source and have those data available in an interview (and hence in the data set), then the commands IncludeDataSourceData and ChooseFromDataSource would be what you would use. If, while authoring the template, you come to a point where you need one or more the values of […]