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Document Variables

All document generation utilizes embedded variables when using templates. The format of a variable is ${variable}.

${field:x}

Where x is usually the field name.

${float:x}

Where x is a number coverted formatted as a floating number with possible thousands separator and decimals. These examples show the possibilities:

${float:1000} = 1,000.00 ${float.0:1000.234} = 1,000 ${float.4:1000.234} = 1,000.2340 $${float:1000} = $1,000.00
${file:x} experimental

This will include another template inside a template.

${file:header.txt}
${date:x}

Automatically enter a date. The example shows how it works (date shown is for demonstration).

${date:today} = 01/01/2020
${date:fillin} = ___/___/2020
${date:x} where x is a field name = the value of the field in mm/dd/yyyy format ${date:0000-00-00} = ___/___/2020

If the date value returned is 0000-00-00, it is converted to fillin format.

function::x(y,z)

Returns the text from a PHP method that exists in the current opo_export class instance. This is unsupported in docx and xlsx templates.

property::x

Returns the value of a property that exists in the current opo_export class instance. This is unsupported in docx and xlsx templates.