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Naming convention for Data Fields

Naming convention for Data Fields January 12, 2022 8:00 am By Philippe Fontan

As a general rule, software engineers love to give users of their applications as much flexibility as possible. If you ask them for an option allowing you to pick one... Read more >

Creating multilingual OL Connect templates

Creating multilingual OL Connect templates December 22, 2021 6:18 am By Erik van den Heuvel

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

JSON Data Type

JSON Data Type December 8, 2021 8:00 am By Philippe Fontan

Just like in the Friday the 13th movie franchise, JSON is everywhere ( :-|). And now, it can be handled natively as a new data type in the DataMapper. All... Read more >

How to – Pass variables to a template

How to - Pass variables to a template December 1, 2021 8:00 am By Erik van den Heuvel

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 to pass information from Workflow into... Read more >

OL Connect Server Authorization

OL Connect Server Authorization November 24, 2021 8:00 am By Manuel Polling

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 this first cut on improving security... Read more >

Breaking out of loops in DataMapper

Breaking out of loops in DataMapper November 17, 2021 8:00 am By Philippe Fontan

Loops are commonplace in data mapping configurations. Unless all your data is static, you have to use them in order to extract repeating items. However, it can sometimes be challenging... Read more >

Windows tidbits: chapter 2

Windows tidbits October 27, 2021 8:00 am By Philippe Fontan

This series focuses on the various impacts the underlying operating system can have on your OL Connect implementation. This chapter explores some of the effects of upgrading your version of... Read more >

Multi-Tasking 2: Parallel Processing Presets

Multi-Tasking 1: Engines October 20, 2021 8:00 am By Manuel Polling

The OL Connect Server can handle a lot of requests at the same time. To make it seamless and smooth, it delegates tasks to dedicated engines. Sometimes, however, output may... Read more >

OL Connect 2021.2 – What’s new?

OL Connect - New Features October 12, 2021 8:00 am By Colin Casey

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 the Designer and the DataMapper, in... Read more >

Conditional design elements

Conditional design elements October 7, 2021 9:05 am By Erik van den Heuvel

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 a field’s value. To achieve this... Read more >

Windows tidbits: chapter 1

Windows tidbits September 21, 2021 1:00 pm By Philippe Fontan

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 time, introducing or deprecating features and... Read more >

Multi-Tasking 1: Engines

Multi-Tasking 1: Engines September 19, 2021 9:19 am By Manuel Polling

The OL Connect Server manages engines that extract data, create web pages, emails and print output, in addition to handling other requests. These operations run simultaneously and chances are you’ll... Read more >

Dynamic section backgrounds

Dynamic section backgrounds September 9, 2021 9:33 am By Erik van den Heuvel

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 information of a reseller/dealership, postcards with... Read more >

Modify records from scripts in DataMapper

Modify records from scripts in DataMapper September 2, 2021 10:30 am By Philippe Fontan

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 a fixed location. But even mainstream... Read more >

Conditional print sections

Conditional print sections August 24, 2021 10:10 am By Erik van den Heuvel

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 a scripting API to toggle the... Read more >

OL Connect 2021.1 – What’s New?

OL Connect 2021.1 May 17, 2021 8:10 am By Fani Dima

Thin client support for OL Connect Send, enhanced security, improved efficiency and more! The first release for 2021 includes thin client support for Citrix and Microsoft Remote Desktop Services for... Read more >