Version 20.0.0 Features

System Requirements

Windward Designer
  • Windows
  • Office
  • .Net 4.6.1 or later

Access tag data through API call

Our top requested functionality on the ideas page was the ability to extract tag data from a Windward Template using an API call. This functionality is now available in the 20.0.0.106 Windward release. 

Java Engine: read more here.

.NET Engine: read more here.

RESTful Engine: read more here.

HubSpot as a Datasource supported through CData

Windward now supports connecting to HubSpot as a Datasource using the third party CData connector. Read more here.

Searchable data trees

Search functionality was added for OData and Salesforce data trees. Users can now search for nodes in the Tag Editor, Wizard, and Data Bin for these Datasources.

Break tag supported in HTML template

This HTML tag is now supported so that font will not change on the new lines indicated in the HTML. Read more here.

Added support for list-style-type attribute in HTML template

This added attribute is supported in <ol> and <ul> tags. Read more here.

Added output types

Support of additional output types of PS, SVG, EPS, BMP, PNG, JPG, GIF, and TIFF was added. Read more here about supported output types here.

PDFs can be joined in development and test environments

Users of the dev and test engines can still perform PDF joins on PDFs otherwise locked for editing. Read more here.

Automatic Data Schemas

The old Windward functionality of "Build SQL Schema" has been expanded to all data connections, and is built automatically. Users connecting to data will still need to wait the first time they connect to their data for this schema to be built, but then all future uses of that named data connection will be instantaneous. Read more here.

Re-write of Connection Editor

The Connection Editor in Designer was re-written.

License key can be specified in RESTful request body

Users can now specify their license key to be used to generate a report in the request body of their REST request. Read more details in this article.

Pro Engine re-attempts connection to license server

The Windward Engine licensed through the Pro subscription will now make attempts to contact the license server again after a failure.

Pro Engine logs error when a connectivity issue occurs during license validation

When license validation fails with a connectivity issue, an error is now logged indicating this as the problem.

A Windward Solo license can be used in an Engine

A Windward Solo user can now use their license key in an Engine. Output from the engine will count against their allotted pages.

Designer installer will install .NET v4.6.1 if missing on machine

Now when running the Designer installer, the .NET v4.6.1 dependency will be installed if it is missing on the users computer.

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