ChooseFromFile

Getting data from data sources into a template

XpressDox Docussembly™ document assembly software makes it easy to perform advanced document assembly functions, like selecting a single instance of a repeated data element, including data from a data source, and using the ‘Refresh’ and ‘Save’ options with templates using data sources.

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How to change data or insert new data into a data source

Data from a data base can be inserted into a template. Perhaps this data has changed since it was last updated in the database, and the template-running-user is the one who knows about this change. It should be permissible for the user to change the data and have the change propagated back into the database.

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The ChooseFromFile Command

ChooseFromFile 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 have to be configured into the Data Sources configuration: «ChooseFromFile(lookups:Correspondents.txt)» «ChooseFromFile(shared:Partners.csv)» Text file The first line of the text file

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You work for three bosses

A straight forward mechanism for looking up values in a text file is provided with the ChooseFromFile command. It is almost as powerful as selecting data from a database, but has no configuration overhead. “The poor man’s datasource”.

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