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mlreportgen.dom.LinkTarget class

Package: mlreportgen.dom
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Target for internal or external links or image area links

Description

A target to use for internal and external links and for image area links. You can specify a LinkTarget object when you construct an mlreportgen.dom.InternalLink or mlreportgen.dom.ImageArea object.

Construction

targetObj = LinkTarget(name) creates a link target with the specified name.

Input Arguments

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Name of a link target, specified as a character vector or string scalar.

Note

To generate a link target name that is valid for all report types, use mlreportgen.utils.normalizeLinkID. The generated name conforms to the Microsoft® Word limitation on ID length and the PDF requirement that an ID begin with an alphabetic character.

Word replaces spaces in link target names with underscore characters. Avoid spaces in link target names in Word reports.

To set up a link target for an external link:

  • In a Word report, specify a Word bookmark.

  • In an HTML report, specify an HTML named anchor (for example, <a name='appendix'/>).

Output Arguments

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Link target, represented by an mlreportgen.dom.LinkTarget object.

Properties

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Custom attributes of this document element, specified as an array of mlreportgen.dom.CustomAttribute objects. The custom attributes must be supported by the output format.

ID for this document element, specified as a character vector or string scalar. The DOM generates a session-unique ID when it creates the document element. You can specify your own ID.

See name input argument.

Format objects that specify the format of a document element.

The style specified by styleName must be defined in the template used to create the document element to which this link target is appended.

Tag for this document element, specified as a character vector or string scalar.

The DOM generates a session-unique tag as part of the creation of this object. The generated tag has the form CLASS:ID, where CLASS is the object class and ID is the value of the Id property of the object. Specifying your own tag value can help you to identify where an issue occurred during document generation.

Methods

Method

Purpose

append

Append content to link target.

clone

Use LinkTarget.clone in a similar way to how you use Paragraph.clone.

Copy link target.

Examples

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Define a link target at the top of the report and add an internal link to that target.

import mlreportgen.dom.*
import mlreportgen.utils.*
d = Document('mydoc','pdf');

p = Paragraph('This is my paragraph');
linkID = normalizeLinkID('home');
append(p,LinkTarget(linkID));
append(d,p);

p = Paragraph('This is another paragraph');
p.Style = {PageBreakBefore(true)};
append(d,p);
append(d,InternalLink(linkID,'Go to Top'));

close(d);
rptview(d);

Compatibility Considerations

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