In this version, we focused on the topic templating. There is a new article with a lot of examples and details on templating in PocketQuery. Check it out!

These are the new features / characteristics of version 1.13:

  • Macro browser UI: the user experience of the macro browser of the PocketQuery macro has improved. The width of the input fields was adjusted and all macro parameters now have a ?-icon that toggle a help text on the parameter.
  • Macro parameter Enable dynamic parameters: this is the old “Allow GET param pass-through” parameter, enhanced by a mechanism that toggles the parameter “Use change params template” described in the next point.
  • Macro parameter Use change params template: this new checkbox is displayed and can be checked when the “Enable dynamic parameters” feature is selected. If checked, a auto-generated form will be displayed above your macro result. For each parameter, users can enter different values. This will trigger a browser reload with dynamic parameters passed to the macro and therefore a new execution of the PocketQuery statement.
  • New helper for Velocity templates: there is now a new context object $PocketQuery for your Velocity templates. This object has a method called _template_ by which you can include/render predefined templates in your custom template. Thus far, there are the PocketQuery default template (“default”) and the template for the dynamic parameters form (“get-params”) available. We will work on further templates in the future.
  • Override data for Google Charts: there is now the possibility to override the data table for Google charts in the JavaScript of your template. For more information on this, see the article on templating mentioned above.

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