The Legato IDE contains a nice feature called the Debug View, which is obviously very useful when debugging. In this blog, I will discuss the basic functionality of Debug View. It allows a programmer to view and inspect the details of variables while the target script program is running.Continue reading "LDC #145: Using the Debug View" »
Friday, July 19. 2019
I was discussing inline XBRL with a client the other day when a thought occurred to me. GoFiler uses XDX to mark information in a document to convert it to inline XBRL at a later time, which is generally great, but it means if you have a line item on a table that doesn’t actually have a label (like a total line, for example), then GoFiler is just going to pick the standard label for that element. That’s not a bad thing, in and of itself, but if you want to customize the label, there needs to be some text on the line item for XDX to pick up. Adding hidden text to the document is a great way to add “hints” for XDX, without actually changing the look of the exported document.
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Friday, July 12. 2019
Working with text inside of tables when looking at HTML code can sometimes be a daunting task. Looking at rows of code that are rows and columns can be difficult, especially when trying to write a script to read text from within a table. Keeping track of what row and cell you are in sometimes can feel like an entire script in itself. Luckily for us we have a number of functions in Legato that can allow us to read data from a table as though we were looking at a spreadsheet. This means that we can focus on developing tools to focus on aggregating the data itself rather than reinventing the wheel every time that we want to retrieve data from a table.Continue reading "LDC #143: Table Mapping Tools" »
Friday, July 05. 2019
When writing a script sometimes it is hard to find the function you need. In Legato there are multiple ways to search for functions, including the help system and the Function Select function on the Script ribbon. This blog is going to cover the Function Select function in the Legato IDE as well as an overview of some of the other Legato editing functions available within the application.Continue reading "LDC #142: Finding the Right Function" »