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Why is PrintModuleTable returning richtext for type instead of link for a view column that is a link?

Rich DeMidio (112) | asked May 01 '19, 11:18 a.m.
edited May 01 '19, 11:56 a.m.
The built an RPE report from code in PrintModuleTable.  When processing a column containing a link, the type should be URL but is returned as richtext.  Hence, the section of code that checks for a link does not ever get executed.


Rich DeMidio commented May 01 '19, 11:32 a.m.
Please note that I tried to upload a screenshot but apparently I am not worthy since I have less than 60 reputation points.  Not kidding, that is the message I received.


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Subramanya Prasad Pilar (4.6k14) | answered May 02 '19, 5:36 a.m.
edited May 02 '19, 5:40 a.m.
PrintModuleTable uses views data source schema. You can make data request against the DNG view (for which you are generating the report) using a browser as explained in and check if the XML returned is as expected. If not, please raise a defect against DNG.
I remember a  similar workitem created against DNG, where the data returned was text instead of richtext. I can confirm if you can provide the screenshot. You can upload it somewhere and share the link.

Rich DeMidio commented May 02 '19, 9:34 a.m. | edited May 02 '19, 9:37 a.m.
Thank you for the reply.  Here is a snippet of the XML.  Field:type should be "link" since this correlates to a column that is a link.

Here is the URI.  You will need to change it based on your DNG instance. It only take a few minutes to compose this and try in your browser. 



Rich DeMidio commented May 02 '19, 9:36 a.m.
and a snippet of returned text since I exceeded the maximum number

 <rrm:field field:fieldId="5" field:isContent="false">;
        <field:value field:type="richtext">;
          <div><a href="https://localhost:9443/rm/resources/_fXbMMVrsEemD-u_UQ3Y4MA">665:Product1 Electrode Design Verification</a><br/><a href="https://localhost:9443/rm/resources/_fXe2kFrsEemD-u_UQ3Y4MA">671:Product1 Electrode Wear Study</a><br/><a href="https://localhost:9443/rm/resources/_fb1LEVrsEemD-u_UQ3Y4MA">849:New Product Electrode Wear Study</a><br/>

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