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#1689 - Merging data into the header/footer

Closed General Question created by rdouglas 4 years ago

Hi, is there any way to merge data into the header/footer areas of a Word document template? And does the module support merging into Text boxes with MS Word?

Thanks for your time and patience

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    Izertis Provider

    4 years ago

    Hi there,

    In the header and footer you only can user global variables of Sugar, variables like [onshow.xxx]. You can not use fields from the dataset of the document.

    For example, to show the global variable of Sugar “current_user”, you can put the variable [onshow.current_user.full_name] (this is equivalent to $GLOBALS['current_user']->full_name value).
    Other example is [onshow.sugar_version]

    If you need a variable which is not a Sugar global variable, you can create an event into the calculated fields of your module like the next example:

    function BeforeMergeBlock() {
         $GLOBALS['TemplateCurrentUserName'] = $GLOBALS['current_user']->full_name;
    }

    With this code you can use the variable [onshow.TemplateCurrentUserName] variable into the header or the footer

    And yes, MMR supports merging into text boexes with MS Word.

    I hope this help you.

    Regards

    Anabel

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