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    The template properties are defined along with template fields in round braces ( ) as can be seen in the below image:

    Template properties

    Cell Context

    The cell context property defines the relationship between cells depending on which the cells are grouped or filtered.

    Value: Cell location or Data field

    Custom: Cell context must be specified explicitly.

    Default (default value): The adjacent cell on the left with E=V, or the adjacent cell on the top with E= H.

    None: The cell has no context.   

    Example

    {{ds.field(C=A1, E=H)}}

    Hello World! {{(C=A2)}}

    {{=SUM(F4) (C=ds1.team)}}

    {{=SUM(ds1.score) (C=ds1.team*ds1.season)}}

     

    For more information about Cell Context, refer Cell Context topic.

    Cell Expansion

    The cell expansion property describes the direction in which the cell values will expand.

    Value: Enum

    E=N (None)

    E=H (Horizontal): Cell data is expanded from left to right.

    E=V (Vertical-Default value): Cell data is expanded from top to bottom.

    Example

    {{ds.field(C=A1, E=H)}}

     

    For more information about Cell Expansion, refer  Cell Expansion topic.

    Group

    The group property allows you to group data in template.

    Value: Enum                

    G=Normal: The group by field(s) value is not repeated for the corresponding records in the column; instead they are printed once per data group.

    G=Merge (default value): The same behavior as for the normal parameter, except that it merges the cells in the group by field(s) for each group set.

    G=Repeat: The group by field(s) value is repeated for the corresponding records.

    G=List: The field(s) values are listed independently for the corresponding records.

    Example

    {{ds.field(G=repeat)}}

    {{ds.field(G=list)}}

    The below image shows how to apply 'merge' grouping on repeating data. You can also download the Excel template layout used in below example.

     Grouping

    Range

    The range property specifies the fallback context for the fields in specified range. All the fields that are covered in the range which have no default nor explicit context, use the current cell in which the range is defined, as their context.

    Value: Cell range                                        

    Default value: Null

    Example

    {{ds.field(R= B3:F10)}} 

    The below image shows that the range is defined for a student name, specifying that the details will expand and group with respect to Student name. You can also download the Excel template layout used in below example.

    Range

    Sort

    The sort property specifies the type of sorting in template.

    Value: Enum                        

    S=Asc (default value): Ascending

    S=Desc : Descending

    S=None: None

    Example

    {{ds.field(S=Desc)}}

    The below image shows how the template fields are expanded based on their sorting type. You can also download the Excel template layout used in below example.

    Sort

    Page Break

    The page break property specifies whether to add a new page after a field or not. It is determined by the location of the template cell in the generated report.

    Value: Boolean

    Pagebreak=True

    Pagebreak=False (Default value)

    Example

    {{ds.field(Pagebreak=true)}}

    The below image shows that a page break will be added after 'Category' field. You can also download the Excel template layout used in below example.

    Page break

    Note: In pagination mode, the Pagebreak template property is ignored.

    Image

    The image property specifies whether or not to add an image. If the value is true, you can also specify the image width and height or maintain the aspect ratio.

    The width and height specify the custom dimensions of an image in a cell, whereas keepaspect fits the image size to the cell size and maintains the aspect ratio as much as possible. When specifying width and height, you also need to specify the unit of the dimension, either pt or px.

    The supported image data type is byte[] and base64 string.

    The position of image in the cell can be controlled by setting the horizontal and vertical alignment style of cell. By default, the image is located in the center of the cell horizontally and vertically, both.

    Value: Boolean                        

    Image = True 

    Image= False (Default value)

    Image.width=String value: Default value is cell width.

    Image.height=String value: Default value is cell height.

    Image.keepaspect= True

    Image.keepaspect= False (Default value)

    You can also use the following abbreviations: img, w, h, and ka for image, width, height, and keepaspect, respectively, to create the syntax.

    Note: Keepaspect takes precedence over width and height settings when you specify both properties of the image.

    Example

    {{ds.icon(Image=true)}}

    {{ds.icon(Image=true, Image.width=150px)}}

    {{ds.icon(Image=true, Image.height=150px)}}

    {{ds.icon(Image=true, Image.keepaspect=true)}}

    The below image shows how an image can be added in the Excel report. You can also download the Excel template layout used in below example.

    Image

    For information regarding template properties related to pagination, see Pagination Properties and Functions.