Ability to schedule a report to be run multiple times pulling in parameters from a select statement
Alot of potential customers ask if they can run a template multiple times using the result of a select to plug in parameters into a template. One example is mail merge. Currently the only way to accomplish this is in the engine, but alot of people that do not have development teams or no programming experience will not want to do this. This should be integrated into autotag, maybe call it autotag ultra? or it could be a seperate add-on to autotag.
Windward has discontinued its AutoTagMax product which offered the ability to schedule and run multiple reports from the AutoTag desktop application. This feature request was related to that product functionality.
The Windward Engine and its RESTful based engine allow for this functionality. The Windward AutoTag desktop solution is targeted at template design and testing. For product and batch processing of templates, the Windward Engine is required.
You can do this in the engine, yes, but you could also do this in AutoTag with existing functionality.
You could use a forEach tag to wrap around your entire template and accomplish the select in that forEach tag and use the items is returns as variable input for the rest of your template. In our samples library we ship with, there is a sample called "Looping Variable Invoice Sample - Template.docx" that accomplishes this.
The final report generated is a multiple page report with your template executed for each iteration of the forEach tag.
We are looking at adding this functionality natively to AutoTag i the future but this may assist you in the meantime.