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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 […]

The UpdateTableFormattingForPdf Function

The UpdateTableFormattingForPdf Function

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 […]

The SetWebCustomButton Command

The SecondsBetween Function

The SecondsBetween Function

The fillpoint «SecondsBetween(Later,Earlier)» will return the number of seconds between the value in data element Later, and that in Earlier. For example: The race started at «ChooseUsingTimePicker(StartTime)»«FormatTime(StartTime,’hh mm tt’)» and ended at «ChooseUsingTimePicker(EndTime)»«FormatTime(EndTime,’hh mm tt’)». The elapsed time was «SecondsBetween(EndTime,StartTime)» seconds, which was not a new record.

The SaveAsRTF Command

The CultureName Function

The CultureName Function

This function can be used to take different action depending on the “culture” active at the time. All possible cultures are defined in Table of Language Culture Names, Codes, and ISO Values. The function has two possible arguments, viz. “Input” (or just “In”) and “Output” (or “Out”) «CultureName(‘Input’)» will return the culture which is used […]

The AlignErrorMessages Command

The AlignErrorMessages Command

This command allows the template author for Web interviews to specify where the error messages for data elements in the interview should appear. «AlignErrorMessages(Top)» will cause any error messages to be displayed above the relevant data element in the Web interview, and the converse is true for «AlignErrorMessages(Bottom)»

The Log Functions