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  1. 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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    Hello Reporter,

    I am pleased to announce that these suggestions have been released in our 20.0.0 release. I’ve put the system requirements for the Designer at the top of our version features announcement (https://ohana.windwardstudios.com/m/89317/l/1249325-version-20-0-0-features), and the required .NET core version will now be installed with the installer if it is not already on the users system (https://ohana.windwardstudios.com/m/89317/l/1249325-version-20-0-0-features#designer-installer-will-install-net-v4-6-1-if-missing-on-machine). Thank you for your suggestion!

    Adam Austin
    Product Manager

  2. Add Duplex option to the DirectoToPrinter method

    Allow the output when using the DirectToPrinter method to be printed double sided.

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    Hello Reporter,

    I am happy to share that this functionality is available in our 20.1 Core release. Thank you for your idea and please submit any other suggestions you have to improve our software.

    Adam Austin
    Product Manager

  3. Variables in the Datasource URL of a Webservice

    At the moment I could not add dynamic parameters to the URL of a Webservice. For example I have the following datasource url:

    http://jsondatasource/api/Json/GetEmployeeByName?firstname=Martin

    but instead of the static value 'Martin' I need a dynamic variable value like

    http://jsondatasource/api/Json/GetEmployeeByName?firstname=${firstnameParam}

    Thx,

    Regards

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    Hello Reporter,

    I am happy to announce that this functionality has been released and is live in the 20.2.1 version of Windward Designer! To learn how you can change your connection URL at runtime, please read our feature documentation here: https://ohana.windwardstudios.com/m/76878/l/1321991-how-do-i-edit-the-datasource-connection-on-output Thank you for your suggestion and please submit any other ideas you have to improve our products.

    Adam Austin
    Product Manager

  4. 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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    Hello Reporter,

    We have reviewed this internally and I am happy to let you know this is already supported! Please check out our .NET API documentation for how to construct your Datasource using a stream. Thank you for your idea, and please enter any other suggestions you have to improve our products.

    Adam Austin
    Product Manager

  5. 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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  6. QR code

    QR code support
    We would like to have QR code support for upcoming windward version.
    For example a new tag <wr:qrcode>somedata/wr:qrcode.

    33 votes
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    There was some feedback to the workaround solution that this does not work in deployment where data cannot leave an organization so casually due to security precautions. I entered a new suggestion that specifically addresses native QR code output for this reason: http://ideas.windwardstudios.com/forums/248503-windward-beta-program/suggestions/38862844-there-should-be-an-option-for-tag-output-of-qr-cod

    Please show your support for the suggestion of native QR code output if you have this security concern.

    Thank you
    Adam Austin
    Product Manager

  7. I need maven support!!!!!

    We use maven as build tool. I can't seem to find the maven dependencies. Simply inclusing a lib folder with all the Windward provided jars is of course no viable enterprise solution. That solution is beggin for deployment problems by just dumping unversioned jars into a deployment folder. No can do!

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    Hello Roger!

    I am happy to announce that we now support using Maven to install the Java Engine! Please follow along with this wiki article to see exactly how you can set this up:

    https://wiki.windward.net/Returning_Users/Java_Engine/Get_Started_with_the_Java_Engine/Using_Maven_to_Install_Windward_Java_Engine_in_your_Application

    Thank you for your feature request, this was clearly a popular one, and please submit any other ideas you have and we will do our best to address them in a timely manner.

    - The Windward Team

  8. support additional XPath functions - especially 'replace()'!

    I'd like greater powers to manipulate the text returned from an XPath statement using a more complete set of XPath functions. If I could pick just one function that really 'must' be supported, then that's the 'replace' function - see http://www.w3schools.com/xpath/xpath_functions.asp#string

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    Hello Pedro,

    I am only just reading these comments, but we have supported XPath 2.0 for a number of versions now. This issue should be resolved with our current support of XPath 2.0. Than you for your suggestion, and please submit any other ideas you have. Thank you.

    Adam Austin
    Product Manager

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  10. Bitmap images does not inherit settings from the template

    Without this there is no way to set a border, rotate the image, add a shadow or a reflection, etc.

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    Hello Bill,

    In our 16.2.0 release, we released new functionality where out and import tags of type bitmap are treated as objects by the template instead of tags. This allows all of the properties to be set on a bitmap (like a border) to be set using office, and no longer are may properties set in Designer. With this change and others, this functionality is hopefully finished and fulfills this request. Thank you for your submission, and please submit any other ideas you might have!

    Adam Austin
    Product Manager

  11. Refresh data source

    I think it would be useful to have an ability to quickly re-read a data source using some kind of button in the ribbon. For example, if I have an XML data source and its structure is changing while I'm working on a report, I have to go to the Data Sources, click Edit, Test, OK.

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  12. Add image-size specified-height to IMPORT tag

    You currently have it available where we can set the width only and the height will be adjusted to keep the aspect ratio.

    I have a need where I need to set the height only and the width will be adjusted to keep the aspect ratio.

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    Hello Paul!

    This functionality has been added to Report Designer. Now you have the option of setting the image size as either “specified-width” or “specified-height.”

    Thank you for your feature request and please enter any other ideas you might have!

    - The Windward Team

  13. Renaming tag's variable updates all its references

    When a tag's variable is renamed (the var attribute) automatically rename all references to that variable in other tags, if any.

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    Hi Igor!

    Windward Report Designer now incorporates this functionality. After you update the Variable for your tag, you will be prompted to update all occurrences of that variable in the template if you would like.

    Thank you for your suggesting and helping us to improve our product!

    - The Windward Team

  14. Please support conditional resize of columns and rows...

    Based on (content in column) or (value of SQL resultset)
    resize the width of column and resize the height of row.

    Example: Say SQL result set give employee.Name as
    "WINDWARD-AUTOTAG" So Column 'A' should resize 17 pixels and

    If result set give employee.Name as
    "W.W.A.T." So Column 'A' should resize 8 pixels.

    I have requested same in request (#12875)

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    Hi Prabhjot!

    This feature request was entered quite a long time ago, so I went into a new build of Report Designer to test this functionality.

    Based on my understanding of your ticket, I believe this functionality is supported now. I made a basic template with a forEach tag selecting the Categories table and inside produced a set of single rowed tables with three columns and the AutoFit Word setting set on my tables. Each of my single-row tables had the three columns fit to their contents (CategoryName, Description, CategoryID).

    Let us know if you still do not have this functionality or if you have any other requests!

    Thank you!
    - The Windward Team

  15. Insert HTML with pictures in a report if path and filename in the image tag are correct

    If path or file don't exist or if the file format is not supported, continue parsing the import file without inserting the picture. For size and position of the picture use the same rules like with <wr:import>

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  16. Provide a better user interface for entering variables

    See DataPrompter for an example. (http://www.wordsite.com/DataPrompter2010.html)

    When asking the user to provide input to a variable there is only the variable name to prompt them. Unless they hover over every entry field they don't know what information is expected.

    It would also be useful to allow grouping of entry fields so related data can be entered together.

    .

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    Hi David!

    Our UI has undergone many changes since this feature request was made. Currently users can fill out a description for each of their template variables so that users can better understand what they are needing to enter.

    Thank you for your idea and please enter any other feature requests you might have with our newer versions!
    - The Windward Team

  17. Access Tags through API

    It would be great if the tags were accessable throrough the Report object in the API. This would allow us to create the datasource necessary to support the template by interrogating the template.

    In my case, I want to be able to create the template using a complex schema. Then when it comes time to generate the reports through the Engine, I can build the actual XML dataset that would only contain the data that template needs.

    I'm sure others would come up with other uses for this. It would seem this is already something you must have for AutoTag…

    31 votes
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  18. create a wr slide break tag for powerpoint

    The idea is so that you can 'manually' tell windward when you are in a loop on on a powerpoint slide to 'jump to'/start another slide - kinda like a dynamic powerpoint equivalent of word's next page break

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    Hi Tina!

    Since this is an old request, I suspected this functionality may have been developed. I tested in our upcoming 16.1 version by doing the following: I connected to our sample Northwind MSSQL database and created a slide with a forEach tag in the header selecting from the Categories table. Then I used the “break” property of my ForEach tag and set the value to ‘1’.

    When I output this succeeded in giving me one slide for every category displaying the category name (an out tag I put in my forEach loop.)

    Thank you, and please let me know if this does not resolve your feature request.

    - The Windward Team

  19. Carry document protection across from template into generated report

    When generating a WordML report from a WordML template, we'd like to restrict the editing of the generated report.

    We'd like to set up document protection in the template and have those settings carry over into the report.

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