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Creating a Template Fragment

A Template Fragment can return data from either an SQL Query, Model Scripts or Project Browser data.  The process of defining the content of a Template Fragment depends on which of these types of data you want your Template Fragment to return, although in all cases the process is very similar to creating a normal document template.

Access    Project Browser package context menu | Documentation | Rich Text Format (RTF) Report (F8) > Templates

Create a new Template Fragment



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Click on the New button.

The New Document Template dialog displays.



Document Templates


In the New Template field, type the name for the Template Fragment.




In the Copy Template field, click on the drop down arrow and select either:

None, to create an empty Template Fragment to develop from scratch, or
The name of an existing Template Fragment to act as a base



In the Template Group field either:

Click on the drop-down arrow and select an existing group from the list, or
Type a name to generate a new template group, or
Leave this field blank, to not place the Template Fragment in a group

The Template Group determines the location of the Template Fragment in the Resources window.








Select the Mark Template as Fragment checkbox.




Click on the OK button.

The Document Template Designer displays in the Diagram View.


Design Custom Document Templates


Define the contents of your Template Fragment; the actual steps you follow depend on the data type you want the Template Fragment to return:

Normal Document Template model data - the Template Fragment operates in the same way as a normal template
Custom SQL - returns data from a custom SQL query
Custom Scripts - returns data from a Model Script

Alternatively, if you want to use the Template Fragment to call other Fragments depending on element type, define it as a Template Selector.


Design Custom Document Templates

Custom SQL Fragments

Custom Script Fragments

Define a Template Selector



Once you have created the Template Fragment, you incorporate it into a normal template (or into an existing Template Fragment, if you wish).

Adding Fragments to a Document Template



As with normal document templates, Template Fragments can also be created and opened via the Resources window
Template Fragments in the Resources window are held in a Fragments folder in each of the Document Generation > System Templates and Document Generation > User Templates folders, and are indicated by a red T symbol
If you have an existing template that you want to use as a Template Fragment, open the template in the document editor and select the Template Fragment checkbox in the Document Options dialog
If you embed a Template Fragment within another Fragment, report generation from the parent template will be slower

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Learning Center topics

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Create a SQL based Fragment 1
Create a SQL based Fragment 2
Create a Script Fragment 1
Create a Script Fragment 2
Create a Filtered Fragment 1
Create a Filtered Fragment 2
Combine Filtered Fragments