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Link and Bookmark Tag Reference

Overview 

When you generate your document, the Link/EndLink Tags grab the desired URL from your data source, and insert the link into the report. To use the Link Tag, you simply put the Link Tag before and the EndLink Tag after the content to be linked. This is useful in situations where the URL from your data source will change. If the URL is static (ie. doesn't change), you can simply create the hyperlink in the template via the appropriate Word, Excel or PowerPoint command.

 

  • Use the Link/EndLink Tags to enable content (such as an image, text, or the output of an Out Tag) to contain a link to a website.
  • The Bookmark Tag can be used in conjunction with Link/EndLink Tags to create a hyperlink to another location in your generated report. Use Link Tags where you want a hyperlink to appear, and then place your Bookmark Tag in the location to which the hyperlink should lead.
  • Note: You may not nest links.

 

Link Tag Example:

Please see our sample template for the Link Tag. The default location is:

C:\Program Files\Windward Studios\AutoTag\templates\Tag Templates

link_tag_SQL.docx

 

link_tag_XML.docx

SouthWind.xml

SouthWind.xsd

 

 

Bookmark Tag Example:

Please see our sample template for the Bookmark Tag. The default location is:

C:\Program Files\Windward Studios\AutoTag\templates\Tag Templates

 

bookmark_tag_SQL.docx

 

bookmark_tag_XML.docx

SouthWind.xml

SouthWind.xsd

Attributes

  • select – required. The node whose value will be set as the URL for the hyperlink.

XML Usage

<wr:link select ="./name">

... text to make into hypertext ...

</wr:link>

which will include the section of your report template between the start and end tags as hypertext in the report. The hyperlink is stored in the node selected in the URL attribute.

SQL Usage

<wr:link select ="select HYPERLINK from HYPERTEXT ….

The hyperlink is stored in the field identified by the select statement.

An error occurs with <wr:link select ="./name"/> because this tag requires separate start and end tags.

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