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AlignErrorMessages – XpressDox

This command allows the template author for Web interviews to specify where the error messages for data elements in the interview should appear.   Command structure: «AlignErrorMessages(Top)» Examples of usage: «AlignErrorMessages(Top)» will cause any error

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AppendPDF – XpressDox

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

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AppendVr and PrependVr Functions

The AppendVr and PrependVr functions provide less cumbersome syntax for appending or prefixing values to variables than using SetVr to do this. Prior to these two functions, suppose you wanted to concatenate a pipe symbol

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BaseTemplate – XpressDox

Letterheads are of special interest because they are used as the basis for many documents. With XpressDox it is possible to create one letterhead template, and by referring to it with the BaseTemplate command, use that template as the basis for many other documents without having to specify the letterhead formatting in those documents.

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Button – XpressDox

Creates a button on the interview, which in itself has no functionality, but provides a method to initiate other commands.   Command Structure: «Button(XXX)»   Examples of usage: Sometimes, the template author would like to

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Caption – XpressDox

The XpressDox caption command can be used to make the question text for a field more descriptive on the interview.   Command structure: «Caption(FieldName,Descriptive Caption Text)»   Examples of usage: Simple example: «FirstName» «Caption(FirstName,First Name

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CaptureAllDataElements – XpressDox

Discussion of this command is best done in the context of “relevance”.  Relevance refers to the set of algorithms that XpressDox uses to decide whether a particular control for a data element should appear on

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CaptureAsLongText – XpressDox

CaptureAsLongText and InsertFormattedText. The data capture interview will provide a multi-line control into which the data for the data element can be captured: «CaptureAsLongText(PropertyDescription)» If this long text is included in the document via a

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CaptureDataElement – XpressDox

The background to this command probably needs a bit of experience in authoring more complex templates. Because XpressDox uses XSLT technology to format the documents, it is possible to use XSLT and XPath expressions to control some of the processing.

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CaptureInGrid – XpressDox

Present repeating data to the user in a grid format –  a bit like a spreadsheet.   Command structure: «CaptureInGrid(Party,Yes)»   Examples of usage: «ForEach(Party)» Full Name: «FullNames» Type: «ChooseFromList(Type,,Individual,Entity)»«Type» Contact number: «ContactNumber» «End()» «CaptureInGrid(Party,Yes)»

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CaptureOnlyEmptyValues – XpressDox

When the data set can be populated prior to the interview becoming active, then this command can be used to present an interview which contains only those data elements which are empty. A dataset can be populated

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Change the Case of a Value

Regardless of the case of the value entered into the interview or imported from a database, that value can be converted using the following commands into a different case on the assembled document:   ToUpper

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ChooseFromDataElements – XpressDox

Once the data set being captured has acquired some data (either captured in this session or included from a data source or file), then a ChooseFromDataElements command can be used to allow the user to capture

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ChooseFromDataset – XpressDox

We have a ChooseFromRepeatingData command (which is the same as ChooseFromData, but is a more descriptive name), and a ChooseFromDataElements command. The ChooseFromDataset command combines the functionality of the other two, and adds some more

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ChooseFromFile – XpressDox

The ChooseFromFile command This command is in some ways similar to ChooseFromDataSource, except that the data are defined either in a simple text file, csv file, or an XML file, and the file does not

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Comparison of XpressDox Server Functionality

Feature Cloud/Integration WinAuth (not available from v14 onwards) Authentication Forms Authentication Windows Authentication (Active Directory) Hosted Self-hosted or SaaS Local Network Folder structure Restricted to Registered Account Configured via shared Settings file Folder permissions Restricted

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ChooseFromHzRDBList – XpressDox

Present a list of horizontal radio buttons on your XpressDox interview   Command structure: «ChooseFromHzRDBList(Entity_Type,Individual,Corporate)»       By default the first value in the fillpoint will be selected, but it is possible to remove

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ChooseFromList – XpressDox

This is a command which will present the user (via the interview) with a list of options from which to choose the value of a data element rather than a free-format text field.   Command

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ChooseFromRDBList – XpressDox

Present a list of choices to the user on the XpressDox interview in the form of ‘Radio Buttons’.   Command structure: «ChooseFromRDBList(style,free,formal,semi-formal)» Inserting a ChooseFromRDBList command into your template does not necessarily place the control

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