How to Pass a List of objects to a PDF export. And show each object on a new page. (Effectively a Vertical template grid)

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Hi, I’m trying to pass a list of objects to a PDF export, and I would like to show each object on its own page. The reason for doing this, is I am exporting warehouse information onto a PDF that is the going to be printed out, So we need the different data sets on different pages. I can’t see at present a way to do this properly, you have the ability to use a template grid in the Document templates, but they’re horizontal not verticle. And it doesn’t allow you to add page breaks into the template.    Anyone know if theres a way to do this?   Any help would be appreciated   Cheers!
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Adrian,

A few things:

  • Template grids will also expand vertically (set the grid to have 1 column and each object will appear in its own row)
  • You could try to create a page break using CSS in the Template Grid (check out this posting for some ideas: https://forum.mendix.com/link/questions/86292)
  • Another approach I have used is the MergeMultiplePDFs Java action in CommunityCommons.  You could create a document for each of the warehouses and then combine them into one file using this Java action.

Hope that gives you a way to resolve this issue.

Mike

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