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Statement on Windows Print Spooler vulnerability (CVE-2022-22022)

Objectif Lune’s official statement on the Spring MVC/WebFlux vulnerability (CVE-2022-22965)

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Security

OL Learn Blog Performance
Create an OL Connect template from a Word document

In many projects the design and content of an OL Connect template starts in a third-party application. A typical starting point is Microsoft Word.…

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Design

OL Learn Blog Data
Runtime parameters

OL Connect 2022.1 extends the runtime parameters functionality to Workflow subprocesses, as well as to the DataMapper’s conditions and loops. These new features will…

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Automation Data

Statement on DCOM Server Security bypass (CVE-2021-26414)

Objectif Lune’s official statement on the Spring MVC/WebFlux vulnerability (CVE-2022-22965)

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Security

OL Learn Blog Data
Versioning resources

At long last, OL Connect allows you to keep track of all the changes you make to your templates and data mapping configurations. You…

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Data Design Security

What’s new in OL Connect 2022.1

After a bit of a false start last week, the first release of OL Connect for 2022 is now officially available! It comes packed…

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Automation Data Design Installer & Configuration News Performance

OL Learn Data
A new installer for OL Connect

An overview of the new installer for OL Connect that we are introducing with OL Connect 2022.1. This article explains the improvements, what has…

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Installer & Configuration

OL Learn Data
JSON Field Type

Wouldn’t you just love to use the contents of a data field as if it were an object, with its own properties and arrays,…

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Data Design

OL Learn Design
Get a grip on snippets with Handlebars

If you’ve created OL Connect Designer templates for long documents like contracts and insurance policies before you’re undoubtedly familiar with snippets. A snippet is…

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Design

OL Learn Blog Automation
Control HTTP access with IIS as a reverse proxy

When implementing OL Connect-based products, you often have to deal with inbound http requests to your server. To do this well, you need to…

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Security

OL Learn Blog Automation
Capture OnTheGo notifications

Capture OnTheGo is a powerful eForm solution that allows users to work remotely, even when they are offline. A user may sometimes need to…

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Automation

Stop doing that! – 2

Last time around, we looked at some bad practices commonly found in OL Workflow configurations. Today, we’re taking a look at some of my…

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Data Performance

Statement on Spring MVC/WebFlux vulnerability (CVE-2022-22965)

Objectif Lune’s official statement on the Spring MVC/WebFlux vulnerability (CVE-2022-22965)

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Security

Security
LDAP/AD authentication

Admittedly not the most appealing title for an article, but it’s somewhat difficult to find an alluring tag line when it comes to authentication!…

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Automation Security

Stop doing that!

Some habits are hard to break. But sometimes it’s worth it to put in the effort of learning new ways of doing things more…

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Automation

Speak Up Community
Speak up!

The goal of this blog is to educate our community of users in order to help them achieve more with OL Connect applications. It…

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Feedback

JavaScript
Jazzing up your JS skills – 2

In my previous article about JavaScript, I emphasized how you should always start any JS project by using stuff you’re already familiar with. But…

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Automation Data Design Performance

Running multiple projects side by side
Running multiple projects side by side

OL Connect Workflow can only run a single configuration file. This means that if you have multiple solutions or projects that need to run…

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Automation

JavaScript
Jazzing up your JS skills – 1

If you’ve implemented any project of relative importance with OL Connect, chances are you had to write scripts at some point, be it in…

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Performance

OL Connect Send on Citrix and Remote Desktop Services
OL Connect Send on Citrix and Remote Desktop Services

With the release of version 1.8, OL Connect Send (OLCS) introduced support for Citrix and Microsoft Remote Desktop Services (RDS). This means users in…

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Automation OL Connect Send

Security
Strange magic (number)

No, this article isn’t about the famous ELO song! It’s about the magic number, a hardware fingerprint that uniquely identifies a PC or a…

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Security

Secure connection to OL Connect Server
Secure connection to OL Connect Server

As part of OL Connect’s security improvement strategy, support for HTTPS connections was introduced in OL Connect Server in the 2021.1 release. In this…

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Security

Security
Secure Email Input/Output

Over the past few years, one of – if not the – most requested improvement to OL Connect Workflow has been a way to…

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Automation

PDF/A-3 and e-Invoicing
PDF/A-3 and e-Invoicing

e-Invoicing standards are cropping up everywhere and are increasingly becoming mandatory. A number of those standards are based on PDF/A-3 with an XML attachment.…

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Automation Data

Naming convention for Data Fields
Naming convention for Data Fields

As a general rule, software engineers love to give users of their applications as much flexibility as possible. If you ask them for an…

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Data

Creating multilingual OL Connect templates
Creating multilingual OL Connect templates

Preparing your documents for translation into multiple languages is made easy through the use of state of the art technology.

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Design

Multi-Tasking 1: Engines
Multi-Tasking 4: Custom parallel processing for output engines

When Parallel Processing presets do not perform as expected, you can choose your own custom settings. This article goes over all Parallel Processing settings…

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Performance

Statement on Log4J vulnerability (CVE-2021-4428)

Objectif Lune’s official statement on the Log4J vulnerability (CVE-2021-4428)

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Security

JSON Data Type
JSON Data Type

Just like in the Friday the 13th movie franchise, JSON is everywhere ( :-|). And now, it can be handled natively as a new…

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Data

How to - Pass variables to a template
How to – Pass variables to a template

In this post we’ll show you how to use runtime parameters to effortlessly pass variables to a template. Runtime parameters provide an elegant way…

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Automation Design

OL Connect Server Authorization
OL Connect Server Authorization

Starting with OL Connect 2020.2, OL Connect Server allows role-based authorization and multiple users. In this article, we explore what this looks like for…

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Security

Breaking out of loops in DataMapper
Breaking out of loops in DataMapper

Loops are commonplace in data mapping configurations. Unless all your data is static, you have to use them in order to extract repeating items.…

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Data

Multi-Tasking 1: Engines
Multi-Tasking 3: Custom parallel processing for merge engines

The OL Connect Server can handle a lot of requests at the same time. To make it seamless and smooth, it delegates tasks to…

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Performance

The debugging user scripts
Troubleshoot your User Scripts with the Script Debugger

When developing complex OL Connect templates, User Scripts typically grow in number and complexity. You may encounter situations where they not always do what…

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Design

Windows tidbits
Windows tidbits: chapter 2

This series focuses on the various impacts the underlying operating system can have on your OL Connect implementation. This chapter explores some of the…

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Performance

Multi-Tasking 1: Engines
Multi-Tasking 2: Parallel Processing Presets

The OL Connect Server can handle a lot of requests at the same time. To make it seamless and smooth, it delegates tasks to…

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Performance

OL Connect - New Features
OL Connect 2021.2 – What’s new?

Better and Smarter! The second release for 2021, scheduled for mid-November, fixes over 100 issues, from trivial to critical, and introduces many enhancements in…

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News

Conditional design elements
Conditional design elements

When creating personalized documents one often needs to make decisions based on data. A common example is showing/hiding one or more paragraphs depending on…

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Design

Windows tidbits
Windows tidbits: chapter 1

Whether you like it or not, there’s no denying that the world runs on Windows. And Windows, just like any other application, evolves over…

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Automation

Multi-Tasking 1: Engines
Multi-Tasking 1: Engines

The OL Connect Server manages engines that extract data, create web pages, emails and print output, in addition to handling other requests. These operations…

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Performance

Dynamic section backgrounds
Dynamic section backgrounds

Creating document variants based on data and a collection of pre-produced designs is a typical variable data printing scenario. These could be brochures with…

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Design

Modify records from scripts in DataMapper
Modify records from scripts in DataMapper

Some types of data are more difficult to handle than others, in particular when each data value is of variable length or isn’t in…

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Data

Conditional print sections
Conditional print sections

A classic approach to dynamically switch messages is to enable or disable sections for printing. OL Connect’s Designer contains a basic condition wizard and…

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Design

OL Connect 2021.1
OL Connect 2021.1 – What’s New?

Thin client support for OL Connect Send, enhanced security, improved efficiency and more! The first release for 2021 includes thin client support for Citrix…

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News