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In this article, we will use GroupDocs.Assembly to generate a Table Report with Highlighted Rows in Word Processing Document format based on the use case: Working with a Business Case.

The code uses some of the objects defined in The Business Layer.

In-Table List with Highlighted Rows in Microsoft Word Document

Creating a In-Table List with Highlighted Rows

Practising the following steps you can create In-Table List with Highlighted Rows Template in MS Word 2013.

  1. Click the document where you want to add the table.
  2. Press "Insert" tab to insert the table.
  3. Insert a 2x4 table.
  4. Click the cell you want to highlight.
  5. Click "Design" tab, and then select Shading.
  6. Save the template.

Reporting Requirement

As a report developer, you are required to represent customers' orders information with a specific filtering condition with the following key requirements:

  • The report must show each customer along with his orders.
  • Show single Customer and his single order price in a single row.
  • It must highlight the record with order price more than or equal to 400.
  • It must show sum of the order prices.
  • It must represent all the information in tabular form.
  • The report must be generated in the Word Processing Document.

See the video demonstration of In-Table List with Highlighted Rows in MS Word here.

Adding Syntax to be evaluated by GroupDocs.Assembly Engine

 

Customer

Order Price

<<foreach [in orders]>><<if [Price >= 400]>><<[Customer.CustomerName]>>

<<[Price]>>

<<else>><<[Customer.CustomerName]>>

<<[Price]>><</if>><</foreach>>

Total:

<<[Sum(c => c.Price)]>>

 

 

For detailed technical information about syntax, expressions and report generation by the engine, please visit: Working with GroupDocs.Assembly Engine.

Download In-Table List with Highlighted Rows Template

Please download the sample In-Table List with Highlighted Rows document we created in this article:

Generating The Report

Custom Objects

Database Entities

Using DataSet

Using XML DataSource

Using JSON DataSource

In-Table List with Highlighted Rows in OpenOffice Document

Creating the Template

OpenDocument Text (ODT) is a word processing document format which can be used as an alternative to Microsoft Word Document (DOC/DOCX) formats. Since ODT is not a Microsoft Proprietary format, there are multiple software (including Microsoft Office and Apache OpenOffice) available to create, open, edit and save this format. For more information on the available software to work with ODT, please visit wikipedia article.

In this topic, we 'll not reinvent the wheel to recreate a template for generating an 'In-Table List with Highlighted Rows' report in ODT format. Instead, we'll save the existing template to ODT format using Microsoft Office. In order to achieve this; assuming you are using Microsoft Office 2010, please follow below steps:

  1. Open existing template we created in previous topic
  2. Click "File" and select "Save As".
  3. Select "OpenDocument Text" from "Save As Type" drop down.
  4. Click "Save".

Download Template

Generating the Report

Custom Objects

Database Entities

Using DataSet

Using XML DataSource

Using JSON DataSource

ODT Template and Report in Apache OpenOffice

In order to check compatibility of ODT between Microsoft Office 2010 and Apache OpenOffice 4.1.2, we performed below tests:

  • We opened the ODT template created through Microsoft Office 2010 in Apache OpenOffice 4.1.2. The template opened successfully in Apache OpenOffice without any issues or formatting losses.
  • We opened the ODT report generated through GroupDocs.Assembly in Apache OpenOffice 4.1.2. The report opened successfully in Apache OpenOffice without any issues or formatting losses.

 

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