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 […]
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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.
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 […]
This command is used to enable the “Save Local” feature in the browser interview.
It may be that all, or at least some, of the data set to be used to assemble a document comes from some place other than the interview. For example, it might be that the data are in a data base, or retrieved from a web service or some other data source. Often data sets […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Sometimes, not in every case, when using the RemoveColumnIf command, in conjunction with The SaveAsPDF Command, it can turn out the the PDF renderer does not render the table where the column has been removed correctly. The UpdateTableFormattingForPdf function will usually fix this table rendering. Suppose you have a command «RemoveColumnIf(Amount = 0,1)» inside a […]
As its name implies, this command is used to create a custom button on the Web interview. The template author can use this, and then, when the template is integrated into a client system, the button can be used by the web designer to implement custom behaviour in the web interview. «SetWebCustomButton(Press here for custom […]