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Posts and articles on general reporting and document generation.


Posted on 07/25/2017

Many times printing a map in your report is a great feature but more often there is a need to customize the map image with data points and markers to more effectively tell the story of the data.  Using Windward Import Tags, you will be able to dynamically construct Google Maps images from longitude and […] …read more

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Posted on 09/07/2016

Do you like puzzles? I love puzzles; that’s why I like helping with technical support questions! Part of the challenge is figuring out what’s wrong and what the solution is, and part of it is being able to communicate to someone across the country (or across the world) about what steps to take to overcome […] …read more

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Posted on 08/09/2016

We recently came across a request that seemed simple enough. But when we started building the template requested, we all learned a thing or two! Problem: How can I run an automated monthly report without using any input variables? Our client needed to run a report using the Javelin Reporting Portal to produce an automated […] …read more

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Posted on 08/03/2016

Where is the reporting and docgen industry headed? The same place all other software is headed: SaaS. Why We’re All Moving to SaaS SaaS tends to be a better solution at lower cost. (The why behind that could fill several pages, but that combination of better for less makes it very compelling.) So it has […] …read more

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Posted on 07/27/2016

In a previous column, I showed why you may want to include the Select Variable in a template so that end users running reports can display only the information they need. Today’s column is a short overview of how to  define a Select Variable to be used in such a template. What Does “Define a […] …read more

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