If you have come from a HotDocs background you might think that the difference between a data element and a variable is simply semantics. However, there are important differences you need to be aware of. As you probably know XpressDox makes use of XML as its underlying data structure and
XpressDox give the template author the ability to perform calculations and other operations on the values of data elements, and to store those values in variables for later use in the template. One example of this is the ability to calculate totals on repeated data elements.
With effect from Version 7, there are a number of shortcuts for referring to some of the variable-handling functions. They were introduced to take away the amount of typing necessary when many variables are being used. A full list of the shortcuts is as follows: ::A – AppendVr ::G –