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MailMerge Detail

edited April 2016 in General
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  • edited April 2016
    Hi Rolphy,

    ReportBuilder does not have the ability to append a RTF based on data
    traversal. The mail merge feature is meant to merge the current field
    values into an existing RichText component.

    For your case, I suggest using the detail band of the report to iterate
    over all field values in the DB. This could be done with a TppRichText
    with mail merge fields or by simply placing DBText components as needed.

    Best Regards,

    Nico Cizik
    Digital Metaphors
    http://www.digital-metaphors.com
  • edited April 2016
    Hi.

    Thanks Nico for the quick answer.

    I don't understand your idea.

    It's possible for you give me an example or explain me better your idea.

    We need to work on the solution ASAP.

    "Nico Cizik (Digital Metaphors)" escribi? en el mensaje de
    noticias:570e7257$1@mail....

    Hi Rolphy,

    ReportBuilder does not have the ability to append a RTF based on data
    traversal. The mail merge feature is meant to merge the current field
    values into an existing RichText component.

    For your case, I suggest using the detail band of the report to iterate
    over all field values in the DB. This could be done with a TppRichText
    with mail merge fields or by simply placing DBText components as needed.

  • edited April 2016
    Hi Rolphy,

    I apologize if I was unclear. I am suggesting that you use the detail
    band as designed instead of trying to append a TppRichText with mail
    merge (which is not a built-in feature). This is the fundamental way
    ReportBuilder is meant to traverse data.

    Examples of this can be found in just about every example provided in
    our main reports demo located in the \Demos\1. Reports\... directory.

    The provided tutorials also give a number of examples that show how to
    traverse data using DB aware components inside the detail band.

    Best Regards,

    Nico Cizik
    Digital Metaphors
    http://www.digital-metaphors.com
  • edited April 2016
    Hi Nico,

    Thanks for the answer.

    Now I understand your idea, I know how to use the detail band and I
    understand the way ReportBuilder is meant to use the detail band.

    In your first post, I thought you were referring a way to combine
    TppRichText and detail band to accomplish (in a way) my task.

    That said,

    1.- Is there a way to combine TppRichText and detail band?
    2.- Is there a way to replace a tag (MailMerge) from a report with
    TppRichText and other report with the detail band?

    Or just give a hint to accomplish my task.

    TIA!


    "Nico Cizik (Digital Metaphors)" escribi? en el mensaje de
    noticias:570fb552$1@mail....

    Hi Rolphy,

    I apologize if I was unclear. I am suggesting that you use the detail
    band as designed instead of trying to append a TppRichText with mail
    merge (which is not a built-in feature). This is the fundamental way
    ReportBuilder is meant to traverse data.

    Examples of this can be found in just about every example provided in
    our main reports demo located in the \Demos\1. Reports\... directory.

    The provided tutorials also give a number of examples that show how to
    traverse data using DB aware components inside the detail band.

  • edited April 2016
    Hi Rolphy,

    1.- Is there a way to combine TppRichText and detail band?

    ReportBuilder does not include a built-in way to merge/combine
    RichTexts. This is something that would need to be done outside RB with
    a different utility or manually in code.

    2.- Is there a way to replace a tag (MailMerge) from a report with
    TppRichText and other report with the detail band?

    Mailmerge tags can only be tied to an available dataset/datapipeline.
    You can use the OnMailMerge event to process the RichText data manually
    after the mail merge process has occurred.

    Best Regards,

    Nico Cizik
    Digital Metaphors
    http://www.digital-metaphors.com
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