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The Value Function

The Value Function

This function is usually used inside Scripts, when you want to use a script as a function inside another command. The function returns exactly what it is passed, as in: «Script(DemoValue)»«Value(‘This is what will be returned by the function’)»«ScriptEnd()» The use of this script “as a function” would be something like «If(A = DemoValue())»Data Element […]


The Execute Function

The Execute Function

Execute is used when a sequence of functions need to be executed one after the other. It is typically of assistance in the HotDocs® converter. Here is an (admittedly artificial, but useful for illustration) example: «OnExitSet(Name,Number,Value,(),Execute(SetV(‘X’,12),IncrementV(‘X’),GetV(‘X’)),,EvenWhenNotEmpty)» After the focus leaves the Name field, the Number data element will have its value set to 13.


The Paragraph Command


The Mod Function

The Mod Function

Mod is used to get the remainder when dividing one number by another. It is typically used to divide sets of items into odd and even, or in a Rule. For example: «ForEach(Parent)» «Name» «End()» «Rule(Parent,hard,(count(Parent) mod 2) = 0,’Please enter an even number of parents.’)»


The HideFromPreview Command

The HideFromPreview Command

By default, when the user selects to preview the results of an assembly (during the Interview process), the system will display the document generated by the template itself, and any document generated by the MergeTemplate function. Sometimes, the template author may want to restrict the preview functionality to specific templates. In this case, including the […]


The EnableWebPreview Command


The DateTimeAsNumber Function


The CompareStrings Function

The CompareStrings Function

Comparing two strings for equality and inequality is straightforward.  However, because XpressDox relies heavily on XPATH (XPATH Tutorial), it also is constrained by some XPATH limitations. For example, «If((‘A’ < 'B'))»less«Else()»not less«End()» «If(('B' < 'A'))»less«Else()»not less«End()» will result in not less not less being put into the document. This is because XPATH will only evaluate […]


Shortcuts when using variables


40 Often Used Commands and Functions

40 Often Used Commands and Functions

Learning XpressDox is a bit like learning a new language. It takes a little practice (and patience) to become fluent. The great news is that in this language, you only need about 40 words (commands) to speak the language! Here are the 40 most often used commands and functions: Command or Function Name Description and […]