Go Back   MarcomCentral (PTI) and FusionPro User Communities > Software-Related Talk > The JavaScript Library > Tables & Charts


Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old August 3rd, 2018, 09:26 AM
mclisa81 mclisa81 is offline
Regular Contributor
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Manchester CT
Posts: 97
Default Table date formatting help


I'm trying to generate a table for particular calendar months and ran into an issue. Since we are only allowing for 5 weeks, some dates need to be combined on the 5th row (see circled dates on p2 of the template for an example). I believe there would only be 3 different occurrences, 23/30, 24/31 or 23/30 and 24/31.

I'm sure there is a way to do this but I'm stumped. I've uploaded the collected files.

Thanks in advance for any help.
Attached Files
File Type: zip cal.zip (238.4 KB, 7 views)
Reply With Quote
Old August 3rd, 2018, 03:01 PM
Dan Korn's Avatar
Dan Korn Dan Korn is offline
FusionPro Senior Engineer / Forum Moderator
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 4,694
Default Re: Table date formatting help

You're using some table attributes that aren't supported in FusionPro. I think it's easier to use the table API instead. With that in mind, I came up with this function, which I would put into the JavaScript Globals:
function MakeCalendar(Month, Year) // (month 1 for January, 2 for February, etc.; year four digits)
    var JSMonth = (Month-1)%12; // zero-based
    var theDate = new Date(Year, JSMonth, 1);

    var MonthName = FormatDate(theDate, "lm yyyy") ;

    // Initialize to the first Sunday of the week containing the first day of this month.
    theDate.setDate(theDate.getDate() - theDate.getDay());
    var table = new FPTable;
    for (var day = 1; day <= 7; day++)

    var row;
        if (table.Rows.length < 5)
            row = table.AddRow();

        for (var day = 0; day < 7; day++)
            if (theDate.getMonth() == JSMonth)
                var existingContent = row.Cells[day].Content;
                if (!existingContent)
                    row.Cells[day].PointSize = 60;
                    row.Cells[day].Content = theDate.getDate();
                    row.Cells[day].PointSize = 30;
                    row.Cells[day].Content = '<p br=false superratio=100 superoffset=50 subratio=100 suboffset=0>' +
                        '<superscript>' + existingContent + '</superscript>/<subscript>' + theDate.getDate() + '</subscript>';

            theDate.setDate(theDate.getDate() + 1);
    while (theDate.getMonth() != (JSMonth+1)%12)

    var title = "<p br=false quad=C><z newsize=58>" + MonthName + "<br><br>\n";
    return title + table.MakeTags();;
Then each rule can be just this (varying the month in each):
return MakeCalendar(12, 2018);
It's basically the same logic you had, just converted to use the table API, and with two extra things: one, don't add more than five rows, and two, if the cell already has a number in it, combine that with the number for the day we're adding. I used a bit of markup with superscript and subscript to get something close to the effect you're after; you can tweak this as needed.
Dan Korn
FusionPro Developer / JavaScript Guru / Forum Moderator
PTI Marketing Technologies | Printable | MarcomCentral

I am a not a Support engineer, and this forum is not a substitute for Support. My participation on this forum is primarily as a fellow user (and a forum moderator). I am happy to provide help and answers to questions when I can; however, there is no guarantee that I, or anyone else on this forum, will be able to answer all questions or fix any problems. If I ask for files to clarify an issue, I might not be able to look at them personally. I am not able to answer private messages, emails, or phone calls unless they go through proper Support channels. Please direct any sales or pricing questions to your salesperson or inquiries@marcom.com.

Complex template-building questions, as well as all installation and font questions or problems, should be directed to FusionProSupport@marcom.com. Paid consulting work may be required to fulfill your template-building needs.

This is a publicly viewable forum. Please DO NOT post fonts, or other proprietary content, to this forum. Also, please DO NOT post any "live" data with real names, addresses, or any other personal, private, or confidential data.

Please include the specific versions of FusionPro, Acrobat, and your operating system in any problem reports or help requests. I recommend putting this information in your forum signature. Please also check your composition log (.msg) file for relevant error or warning messages.

Please post questions specific to the MarcomCentral Enterprise and Web-to-Print applications in the MarcomCentral forum. Click here to request access. Or contact your Business Relationship Manager (BRM/CPM) for assistance.

Please direct any questions specific to EFI's Digital StoreFront (DSF) to EFI support.

How To Ask Questions The Smart Way

The correct spellings are JavaScript, FusionPro, and MarcomCentral (each with two capital letters and no spaces). Acceptable abbreviations are JS, FP, and MC (or MCC). There is no "S" at the end of "Expression" or "Printable"! The name of the product is FusionPro, not "Fusion". "Java" is not is not the same as JavaScript.

Check out the JavaScript Guide and JavaScript Reference! FusionPro 8.0 and newer use JavaScript 1.7. Older versions use JavaScript 1.5.

return "KbwbTdsjqu!spdlt\"".replace(/./g,function(w){return String.fromCharCode(w.charCodeAt()-1)});
Reply With Quote
Old August 6th, 2018, 02:42 AM
mclisa81 mclisa81 is offline
Regular Contributor
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Manchester CT
Posts: 97
Default Re: Table date formatting help

Exactly what I was looking for. Thanks for the help Dan!

Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:31 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
(c) 2011, PTI Marketing Technologies™, Inc.