With Intrexx, document templates for the following word-processing programs
can be generated from application view pages:
Is already included when Intrexx is installed.
iText can be preset in the
iText can be implemented for generating
simple reports without images and/or tables; this word-processing
program is, however, not recommended for more complex reports.
If a report is generated by the user in the browser or any
other end device, the corresponding word processing program
needs to be open.
Elements used with the Grid
element in a responsive layout
are not supported in the document generation.
VTL Include elements
are supported provided they are on the same page that generates the documents,
but not in a
free layout table
Documents can only be generated from data from the same data group or
child data group.
Integrating data from deeper levels is not possible.
Please note: HTML variables used in VM files or text fields must not be located in the header or footer of the document.
Use HTML variables only in the body of the document.
2. Install the text editor
To get the full functionality of document generation, a suitable word
processing system for processing *.odt files (e.g. Open Office / Libre
Office) should be installed. When you create document templates, the
program should be open and the program path should be entered in the main
Extras / Options / General settings / External programs.
If you do not specify an external program, you will be reminded of
this with a notification when configuring the template generation.
The generation will attempt to position the elements in accordance
with the view page's layout but this cannot be guaranteed. The data
from the view page will be placed dynamically in the new document in
place of the placeholders. Tables are constructed using Velocity markup here.
If your document has a page break, you can decide whether the heading should
Colors in charts may be different in the generated document than the colors specified in the chart properties.
Charts may not be displayed in the generated document if you use Microsoft Word.
In this case, please open the document in LibreOffice or create a PDF instead of the .odt file.
6. Document action
With the process element Document action,
a document can be generated when a data record is added or changed;
this document can then be saved directly to a data record.