com.aspose.words

Class FieldStyleRef

  • java.lang.Object
    • Field
      • com.aspose.words.FieldStyleRef
public class FieldStyleRef 
extends Field

Implements the STYLEREF field.
The STYLEREF is used to reference a fragment of text within the document that is formatted with the specified style.

Example:

Shows how to use STYLEREF fields.
Document doc = new Document();
DocumentBuilder builder = new DocumentBuilder(doc);

// Create a list based using a Microsoft Word list template.
List list = doc.getLists().add(com.aspose.words.ListTemplate.NUMBER_DEFAULT);

// This generated list will display "1.a )".
// Space before the bracket is a non-delimiter character, which we can suppress. 
list.getListLevels().get(0).setNumberFormat("\u0000.");
list.getListLevels().get(1).setNumberFormat("\u0001 )");

// Add text, and apply paragraph styles that STYLEREF fields will reference.
builder.getListFormat().setList(list);
builder.getListFormat().listIndent();
builder.getParagraphFormat().setStyle(doc.getStyles().get("List Paragraph"));
builder.writeln("Item 1");
builder.getParagraphFormat().setStyle(doc.getStyles().get("Quote"));
builder.writeln("Item 2");
builder.getParagraphFormat().setStyle(doc.getStyles().get("List Paragraph"));
builder.writeln("Item 3");
builder.getListFormat().removeNumbers();
builder.getParagraphFormat().setStyle(doc.getStyles().get("Normal"));

// Place a STYLEREF field in the header and display the first "List Paragraph"-styled text in the document.
builder.moveToHeaderFooter(HeaderFooterType.HEADER_PRIMARY);
FieldStyleRef field = (FieldStyleRef) builder.insertField(FieldType.FIELD_STYLE_REF, true);
field.setStyleName("List Paragraph");

// Place a STYLEREF field in the footer, and have it display the last text.
builder.moveToHeaderFooter(HeaderFooterType.FOOTER_PRIMARY);
field = (FieldStyleRef) builder.insertField(FieldType.FIELD_STYLE_REF, true);
field.setStyleName("List Paragraph");
field.setSearchFromBottom(true);

builder.moveToDocumentEnd();

// We can also use STYLEREF fields to reference the list numbers of lists.
builder.write("\nParagraph number: ");
field = (FieldStyleRef) builder.insertField(FieldType.FIELD_STYLE_REF, true);
field.setStyleName("Quote");
field.setInsertParagraphNumber(true);

builder.write("\nParagraph number, relative context: ");
field = (FieldStyleRef) builder.insertField(FieldType.FIELD_STYLE_REF, true);
field.setStyleName("Quote");
field.setInsertParagraphNumberInRelativeContext(true);

builder.write("\nParagraph number, full context: ");
field = (FieldStyleRef) builder.insertField(FieldType.FIELD_STYLE_REF, true);
field.setStyleName("Quote");
field.setInsertParagraphNumberInFullContext(true);

builder.write("\nParagraph number, full context, non-delimiter chars suppressed: ");
field = (FieldStyleRef) builder.insertField(FieldType.FIELD_STYLE_REF, true);
field.setStyleName("Quote");
field.setInsertParagraphNumberInFullContext(true);
field.setSuppressNonDelimiters(true);

doc.updateFields();
doc.save(getArtifactsDir() + "Field.STYLEREF.docx");

Constructor Summary
 
Property Getters/Setters Summary
java.lang.StringgetDisplayResult()
Gets the text that represents the displayed field result.
FieldEndgetEnd()
Gets the node that represents the field end.
FieldFormatgetFormat()
Gets a FieldFormat object that provides typed access to field's formatting.
booleangetInsertParagraphNumber()
void
           Gets or sets whether to insert the paragraph number of the referenced paragraph exactly as it appears in the document.
booleangetInsertParagraphNumberInFullContext()
void
           Gets or sets whether to insert the paragraph number of the referenced paragraph in full context.
booleangetInsertParagraphNumberInRelativeContext()
void
           Gets or sets whether to insert the paragraph number of the referenced paragraph in relative context.
booleangetInsertRelativePosition()
void
           Gets or sets whether to insert the relative position of the referenced paragraph.
booleanisDirty()
void
isDirty(booleanvalue)
           Gets or sets whether the current result of the field is no longer correct (stale) due to other modifications made to the document.
booleanisLocked()
void
isLocked(booleanvalue)
           Gets or sets whether the field is locked (should not recalculate its result).
intgetLocaleId()
void
setLocaleId(intvalue)
           Gets or sets the LCID of the field.
java.lang.StringgetResult()
void
setResult(java.lang.Stringvalue)
           Gets or sets text that is between the field separator and field end.
booleangetSearchFromBottom()
void
setSearchFromBottom(booleanvalue)
           Gets or sets whether to search from the bottom of the current page, rather from the top.
FieldSeparatorgetSeparator()
Gets the node that represents the field separator. Can be null.
FieldStartgetStart()
Gets the node that represents the start of the field.
java.lang.StringgetStyleName()
void
setStyleName(java.lang.Stringvalue)
           Gets or sets the name of the style by which the text to search for is formatted.
booleangetSuppressNonDelimiters()
void
           Gets or sets whether to suppress non-delimiter characters.
intgetType()
Gets the Microsoft Word field type. The value of the property is FieldType integer constant.
 
Method Summary
java.lang.StringgetFieldCode()
Returns text between field start and field separator (or field end if there is no separator). Both field code and field result of child fields are included.
java.lang.StringgetFieldCode(boolean includeChildFieldCodes)
Returns text between field start and field separator (or field end if there is no separator).
Noderemove()
Removes the field from the document. Returns a node right after the field. If the field's end is the last child of its parent node, returns its parent paragraph. If the field is already removed, returns null.
booleanunlink()
Performs the field unlink.
voidupdate()
Performs the field update. Throws if the field is being updated already.
voidupdate(boolean ignoreMergeFormat)
Performs a field update. Throws if the field is being updated already.
 

    • Constructor Detail

      • FieldStyleRef

        public FieldStyleRef()
    • Property Getters/Setters Detail

      • getDisplayResult

        public java.lang.String getDisplayResult()
        
        Gets the text that represents the displayed field result. The Document.updateListLabels() method must be called to obtain correct value for the FieldListNum, FieldAutoNum, FieldAutoNumOut and FieldAutoNumLgl fields.

        Example:

        Shows how to get the real text that a field displays in the document.
        Document doc = new Document();
        DocumentBuilder builder = new DocumentBuilder(doc);
        
        builder.write("This document was written by ");
        FieldAuthor fieldAuthor = (FieldAuthor) builder.insertField(FieldType.FIELD_AUTHOR, true);
        fieldAuthor.setAuthorName("John Doe");
        
        // We can use the DisplayResult attribute to verify what exact text
        // a field would display in its place in the document.
        Assert.assertEquals("", fieldAuthor.getDisplayResult());
        
        // Fields do not maintain accurate result values in real-time. 
        // To make sure our fields display accurate results at any given time,
        // such as right before a save operation, we need to update them manually.
        fieldAuthor.update();
        
        Assert.assertEquals("John Doe", fieldAuthor.getDisplayResult());
        
        doc.save(getArtifactsDir() + "Field.DisplayResult.docx");
      • getEnd

        public FieldEnd getEnd()
        
        Gets the node that represents the field end.

        Example:

        Shows how to work with a collection of fields.
        public void fieldCollection() throws Exception {
            Document doc = new Document();
            DocumentBuilder builder = new DocumentBuilder(doc);
        
            builder.insertField(" DATE \\@ \"dddd, d MMMM yyyy\" ");
            builder.insertField(" TIME ");
            builder.insertField(" REVNUM ");
            builder.insertField(" AUTHOR  \"John Doe\" ");
            builder.insertField(" SUBJECT \"My Subject\" ");
            builder.insertField(" QUOTE \"Hello world!\" ");
            doc.updateFields();
        
            // This collection stores all of a document's fields.
            FieldCollection fields = doc.getRange().getFields();
        
            Assert.assertEquals(6, fields.getCount());
        
            // Iterate over the field collection, and print contents and type
            // of every field using a custom visitor implementation.
            FieldVisitor fieldVisitor = new FieldVisitor();
        
            Iterator<Field> fieldEnumerator = fields.iterator();
        
            while (fieldEnumerator.hasNext()) {
                if (fieldEnumerator.next() != null) {
                    Field currentField = fieldEnumerator.next();
        
                    currentField.getStart().accept(fieldVisitor);
                    if (currentField.getSeparator() != null) {
                        currentField.getSeparator().accept(fieldVisitor);
                    }
                    currentField.getEnd().accept(fieldVisitor);
                } else {
                    System.out.println("There are no fields in the document.");
                }
            }
        
            System.out.println(fieldVisitor.getText());
        }
        
        /// <summary>
        /// Document visitor implementation that prints field info.
        /// </summary>
        public static class FieldVisitor extends DocumentVisitor {
            public FieldVisitor() {
                mBuilder = new StringBuilder();
            }
        
            /// <summary>
            /// Gets the plain text of the document that was accumulated by the visitor.
            /// </summary>
            public String getText() {
                return mBuilder.toString();
            }
        
            /// <summary>
            /// Called when a FieldStart node is encountered in the document.
            /// </summary>
            public int visitFieldStart(final FieldStart fieldStart) {
                mBuilder.append("Found field: " + fieldStart.getFieldType() + "\r\n");
                mBuilder.append("\tField code: " + fieldStart.getField().getFieldCode() + "\r\n");
                mBuilder.append("\tDisplayed as: " + fieldStart.getField().getResult() + "\r\n");
        
                return VisitorAction.CONTINUE;
            }
        
            /// <summary>
            /// Called when a FieldSeparator node is encountered in the document.
            /// </summary>
            public int visitFieldSeparator(final FieldSeparator fieldSeparator) {
                mBuilder.append("\tFound separator: " + fieldSeparator.getText() + "\r\n");
        
                return VisitorAction.CONTINUE;
            }
        
            /// <summary>
            /// Called when a FieldEnd node is encountered in the document.
            /// </summary>
            public int visitFieldEnd(final FieldEnd fieldEnd) {
                mBuilder.append("End of field: " + fieldEnd.getFieldType() + "\r\n");
        
                return VisitorAction.CONTINUE;
            }
        
            private final /*final*/ StringBuilder mBuilder;
        }
      • getFormat

        public FieldFormat getFormat()
        
        Gets a FieldFormat object that provides typed access to field's formatting.

        Example:

        Shows how to format field results.
        Document doc = new Document();
        DocumentBuilder builder = new DocumentBuilder(doc);
        
        // Use a document builder to insert a field that displays a result with no format applied.
        Field field = builder.insertField("= 2 + 3");
        
        Assert.assertEquals("= 2 + 3", field.getFieldCode());
        Assert.assertEquals("5", field.getResult());
        
        // We can apply a format to a field's result using the field's attributes.
        // Below are three types of formats that we can apply to a field's result.
        // 1 -  Numeric format:
        FieldFormat format = field.getFormat();
        format.setNumericFormat("$###.00");
        field.update();
        
        Assert.assertEquals("= 2 + 3 \\# $###.00", field.getFieldCode());
        Assert.assertEquals("$  5.00", field.getResult());
        
        // 2 -  Date/time format:
        field = builder.insertField("DATE");
        format = field.getFormat();
        format.setDateTimeFormat("dddd, MMMM dd, yyyy");
        field.update();
        
        Assert.assertEquals("DATE \\@ \"dddd, MMMM dd, yyyy\"", field.getFieldCode());
        System.out.println("Today's date, in {format.DateTimeFormat} format:\n\t{field.Result}");
        
        // 3 -  General format:
        field = builder.insertField("= 25 + 33");
        format = field.getFormat();
        format.getGeneralFormats().add(GeneralFormat.LOWERCASE_ROMAN);
        format.getGeneralFormats().add(GeneralFormat.UPPER);
        field.update();
        
        int index = 0;
        Iterator<Integer> generalFormatEnumerator = format.getGeneralFormats().iterator();
        while (generalFormatEnumerator.hasNext()) {
            int value = generalFormatEnumerator.next();
            System.out.println(MessageFormat.format("General format index {0}: {1}", index++, value));
        }
        
        Assert.assertEquals("= 25 + 33 \\* roman \\* Upper", field.getFieldCode());
        Assert.assertEquals("LVIII", field.getResult());
        Assert.assertEquals(2, format.getGeneralFormats().getCount());
        Assert.assertEquals(GeneralFormat.LOWERCASE_ROMAN, format.getGeneralFormats().get(0));
        
        // We can remove our formats to revert the field's result to its original form.
        format.getGeneralFormats().remove(GeneralFormat.LOWERCASE_ROMAN);
        format.getGeneralFormats().removeAt(0);
        Assert.assertEquals(0, format.getGeneralFormats().getCount());
        field.update();
        
        Assert.assertEquals("= 25 + 33  ", field.getFieldCode());
        Assert.assertEquals("58", field.getResult());
        Assert.assertEquals(0, format.getGeneralFormats().getCount());
      • getInsertParagraphNumber/setInsertParagraphNumber

        public boolean getInsertParagraphNumber() / public void setInsertParagraphNumber(boolean value)
        
        Gets or sets whether to insert the paragraph number of the referenced paragraph exactly as it appears in the document.

        Example:

        Shows how to use STYLEREF fields.
        Document doc = new Document();
        DocumentBuilder builder = new DocumentBuilder(doc);
        
        // Create a list based using a Microsoft Word list template.
        List list = doc.getLists().add(com.aspose.words.ListTemplate.NUMBER_DEFAULT);
        
        // This generated list will display "1.a )".
        // Space before the bracket is a non-delimiter character, which we can suppress. 
        list.getListLevels().get(0).setNumberFormat("\u0000.");
        list.getListLevels().get(1).setNumberFormat("\u0001 )");
        
        // Add text, and apply paragraph styles that STYLEREF fields will reference.
        builder.getListFormat().setList(list);
        builder.getListFormat().listIndent();
        builder.getParagraphFormat().setStyle(doc.getStyles().get("List Paragraph"));
        builder.writeln("Item 1");
        builder.getParagraphFormat().setStyle(doc.getStyles().get("Quote"));
        builder.writeln("Item 2");
        builder.getParagraphFormat().setStyle(doc.getStyles().get("List Paragraph"));
        builder.writeln("Item 3");
        builder.getListFormat().removeNumbers();
        builder.getParagraphFormat().setStyle(doc.getStyles().get("Normal"));
        
        // Place a STYLEREF field in the header and display the first "List Paragraph"-styled text in the document.
        builder.moveToHeaderFooter(HeaderFooterType.HEADER_PRIMARY);
        FieldStyleRef field = (FieldStyleRef) builder.insertField(FieldType.FIELD_STYLE_REF, true);
        field.setStyleName("List Paragraph");
        
        // Place a STYLEREF field in the footer, and have it display the last text.
        builder.moveToHeaderFooter(HeaderFooterType.FOOTER_PRIMARY);
        field = (FieldStyleRef) builder.insertField(FieldType.FIELD_STYLE_REF, true);
        field.setStyleName("List Paragraph");
        field.setSearchFromBottom(true);
        
        builder.moveToDocumentEnd();
        
        // We can also use STYLEREF fields to reference the list numbers of lists.
        builder.write("\nParagraph number: ");
        field = (FieldStyleRef) builder.insertField(FieldType.FIELD_STYLE_REF, true);
        field.setStyleName("Quote");
        field.setInsertParagraphNumber(true);
        
        builder.write("\nParagraph number, relative context: ");
        field = (FieldStyleRef) builder.insertField(FieldType.FIELD_STYLE_REF, true);
        field.setStyleName("Quote");
        field.setInsertParagraphNumberInRelativeContext(true);
        
        builder.write("\nParagraph number, full context: ");
        field = (FieldStyleRef) builder.insertField(FieldType.FIELD_STYLE_REF, true);
        field.setStyleName("Quote");
        field.setInsertParagraphNumberInFullContext(true);
        
        builder.write("\nParagraph number, full context, non-delimiter chars suppressed: ");
        field = (FieldStyleRef) builder.insertField(FieldType.FIELD_STYLE_REF, true);
        field.setStyleName("Quote");
        field.setInsertParagraphNumberInFullContext(true);
        field.setSuppressNonDelimiters(true);
        
        doc.updateFields();
        doc.save(getArtifactsDir() + "Field.STYLEREF.docx");
      • getInsertParagraphNumberInFullContext/setInsertParagraphNumberInFullContext

        public boolean getInsertParagraphNumberInFullContext() / public void setInsertParagraphNumberInFullContext(boolean value)
        
        Gets or sets whether to insert the paragraph number of the referenced paragraph in full context.

        Example:

        Shows how to use STYLEREF fields.
        Document doc = new Document();
        DocumentBuilder builder = new DocumentBuilder(doc);
        
        // Create a list based using a Microsoft Word list template.
        List list = doc.getLists().add(com.aspose.words.ListTemplate.NUMBER_DEFAULT);
        
        // This generated list will display "1.a )".
        // Space before the bracket is a non-delimiter character, which we can suppress. 
        list.getListLevels().get(0).setNumberFormat("\u0000.");
        list.getListLevels().get(1).setNumberFormat("\u0001 )");
        
        // Add text, and apply paragraph styles that STYLEREF fields will reference.
        builder.getListFormat().setList(list);
        builder.getListFormat().listIndent();
        builder.getParagraphFormat().setStyle(doc.getStyles().get("List Paragraph"));
        builder.writeln("Item 1");
        builder.getParagraphFormat().setStyle(doc.getStyles().get("Quote"));
        builder.writeln("Item 2");
        builder.getParagraphFormat().setStyle(doc.getStyles().get("List Paragraph"));
        builder.writeln("Item 3");
        builder.getListFormat().removeNumbers();
        builder.getParagraphFormat().setStyle(doc.getStyles().get("Normal"));
        
        // Place a STYLEREF field in the header and display the first "List Paragraph"-styled text in the document.
        builder.moveToHeaderFooter(HeaderFooterType.HEADER_PRIMARY);
        FieldStyleRef field = (FieldStyleRef) builder.insertField(FieldType.FIELD_STYLE_REF, true);
        field.setStyleName("List Paragraph");
        
        // Place a STYLEREF field in the footer, and have it display the last text.
        builder.moveToHeaderFooter(HeaderFooterType.FOOTER_PRIMARY);
        field = (FieldStyleRef) builder.insertField(FieldType.FIELD_STYLE_REF, true);
        field.setStyleName("List Paragraph");
        field.setSearchFromBottom(true);
        
        builder.moveToDocumentEnd();
        
        // We can also use STYLEREF fields to reference the list numbers of lists.
        builder.write("\nParagraph number: ");
        field = (FieldStyleRef) builder.insertField(FieldType.FIELD_STYLE_REF, true);
        field.setStyleName("Quote");
        field.setInsertParagraphNumber(true);
        
        builder.write("\nParagraph number, relative context: ");
        field = (FieldStyleRef) builder.insertField(FieldType.FIELD_STYLE_REF, true);
        field.setStyleName("Quote");
        field.setInsertParagraphNumberInRelativeContext(true);
        
        builder.write("\nParagraph number, full context: ");
        field = (FieldStyleRef) builder.insertField(FieldType.FIELD_STYLE_REF, true);
        field.setStyleName("Quote");
        field.setInsertParagraphNumberInFullContext(true);
        
        builder.write("\nParagraph number, full context, non-delimiter chars suppressed: ");
        field = (FieldStyleRef) builder.insertField(FieldType.FIELD_STYLE_REF, true);
        field.setStyleName("Quote");
        field.setInsertParagraphNumberInFullContext(true);
        field.setSuppressNonDelimiters(true);
        
        doc.updateFields();
        doc.save(getArtifactsDir() + "Field.STYLEREF.docx");
      • getInsertParagraphNumberInRelativeContext/setInsertParagraphNumberInRelativeContext

        public boolean getInsertParagraphNumberInRelativeContext() / public void setInsertParagraphNumberInRelativeContext(boolean value)
        
        Gets or sets whether to insert the paragraph number of the referenced paragraph in relative context.

        Example:

        Shows how to use STYLEREF fields.
        Document doc = new Document();
        DocumentBuilder builder = new DocumentBuilder(doc);
        
        // Create a list based using a Microsoft Word list template.
        List list = doc.getLists().add(com.aspose.words.ListTemplate.NUMBER_DEFAULT);
        
        // This generated list will display "1.a )".
        // Space before the bracket is a non-delimiter character, which we can suppress. 
        list.getListLevels().get(0).setNumberFormat("\u0000.");
        list.getListLevels().get(1).setNumberFormat("\u0001 )");
        
        // Add text, and apply paragraph styles that STYLEREF fields will reference.
        builder.getListFormat().setList(list);
        builder.getListFormat().listIndent();
        builder.getParagraphFormat().setStyle(doc.getStyles().get("List Paragraph"));
        builder.writeln("Item 1");
        builder.getParagraphFormat().setStyle(doc.getStyles().get("Quote"));
        builder.writeln("Item 2");
        builder.getParagraphFormat().setStyle(doc.getStyles().get("List Paragraph"));
        builder.writeln("Item 3");
        builder.getListFormat().removeNumbers();
        builder.getParagraphFormat().setStyle(doc.getStyles().get("Normal"));
        
        // Place a STYLEREF field in the header and display the first "List Paragraph"-styled text in the document.
        builder.moveToHeaderFooter(HeaderFooterType.HEADER_PRIMARY);
        FieldStyleRef field = (FieldStyleRef) builder.insertField(FieldType.FIELD_STYLE_REF, true);
        field.setStyleName("List Paragraph");
        
        // Place a STYLEREF field in the footer, and have it display the last text.
        builder.moveToHeaderFooter(HeaderFooterType.FOOTER_PRIMARY);
        field = (FieldStyleRef) builder.insertField(FieldType.FIELD_STYLE_REF, true);
        field.setStyleName("List Paragraph");
        field.setSearchFromBottom(true);
        
        builder.moveToDocumentEnd();
        
        // We can also use STYLEREF fields to reference the list numbers of lists.
        builder.write("\nParagraph number: ");
        field = (FieldStyleRef) builder.insertField(FieldType.FIELD_STYLE_REF, true);
        field.setStyleName("Quote");
        field.setInsertParagraphNumber(true);
        
        builder.write("\nParagraph number, relative context: ");
        field = (FieldStyleRef) builder.insertField(FieldType.FIELD_STYLE_REF, true);
        field.setStyleName("Quote");
        field.setInsertParagraphNumberInRelativeContext(true);
        
        builder.write("\nParagraph number, full context: ");
        field = (FieldStyleRef) builder.insertField(FieldType.FIELD_STYLE_REF, true);
        field.setStyleName("Quote");
        field.setInsertParagraphNumberInFullContext(true);
        
        builder.write("\nParagraph number, full context, non-delimiter chars suppressed: ");
        field = (FieldStyleRef) builder.insertField(FieldType.FIELD_STYLE_REF, true);
        field.setStyleName("Quote");
        field.setInsertParagraphNumberInFullContext(true);
        field.setSuppressNonDelimiters(true);
        
        doc.updateFields();
        doc.save(getArtifactsDir() + "Field.STYLEREF.docx");
      • getInsertRelativePosition/setInsertRelativePosition

        public boolean getInsertRelativePosition() / public void setInsertRelativePosition(boolean value)
        
        Gets or sets whether to insert the relative position of the referenced paragraph.

        Example:

        Shows how to use STYLEREF fields.
        Document doc = new Document();
        DocumentBuilder builder = new DocumentBuilder(doc);
        
        // Create a list based using a Microsoft Word list template.
        List list = doc.getLists().add(com.aspose.words.ListTemplate.NUMBER_DEFAULT);
        
        // This generated list will display "1.a )".
        // Space before the bracket is a non-delimiter character, which we can suppress. 
        list.getListLevels().get(0).setNumberFormat("\u0000.");
        list.getListLevels().get(1).setNumberFormat("\u0001 )");
        
        // Add text, and apply paragraph styles that STYLEREF fields will reference.
        builder.getListFormat().setList(list);
        builder.getListFormat().listIndent();
        builder.getParagraphFormat().setStyle(doc.getStyles().get("List Paragraph"));
        builder.writeln("Item 1");
        builder.getParagraphFormat().setStyle(doc.getStyles().get("Quote"));
        builder.writeln("Item 2");
        builder.getParagraphFormat().setStyle(doc.getStyles().get("List Paragraph"));
        builder.writeln("Item 3");
        builder.getListFormat().removeNumbers();
        builder.getParagraphFormat().setStyle(doc.getStyles().get("Normal"));
        
        // Place a STYLEREF field in the header and display the first "List Paragraph"-styled text in the document.
        builder.moveToHeaderFooter(HeaderFooterType.HEADER_PRIMARY);
        FieldStyleRef field = (FieldStyleRef) builder.insertField(FieldType.FIELD_STYLE_REF, true);
        field.setStyleName("List Paragraph");
        
        // Place a STYLEREF field in the footer, and have it display the last text.
        builder.moveToHeaderFooter(HeaderFooterType.FOOTER_PRIMARY);
        field = (FieldStyleRef) builder.insertField(FieldType.FIELD_STYLE_REF, true);
        field.setStyleName("List Paragraph");
        field.setSearchFromBottom(true);
        
        builder.moveToDocumentEnd();
        
        // We can also use STYLEREF fields to reference the list numbers of lists.
        builder.write("\nParagraph number: ");
        field = (FieldStyleRef) builder.insertField(FieldType.FIELD_STYLE_REF, true);
        field.setStyleName("Quote");
        field.setInsertParagraphNumber(true);
        
        builder.write("\nParagraph number, relative context: ");
        field = (FieldStyleRef) builder.insertField(FieldType.FIELD_STYLE_REF, true);
        field.setStyleName("Quote");
        field.setInsertParagraphNumberInRelativeContext(true);
        
        builder.write("\nParagraph number, full context: ");
        field = (FieldStyleRef) builder.insertField(FieldType.FIELD_STYLE_REF, true);
        field.setStyleName("Quote");
        field.setInsertParagraphNumberInFullContext(true);
        
        builder.write("\nParagraph number, full context, non-delimiter chars suppressed: ");
        field = (FieldStyleRef) builder.insertField(FieldType.FIELD_STYLE_REF, true);
        field.setStyleName("Quote");
        field.setInsertParagraphNumberInFullContext(true);
        field.setSuppressNonDelimiters(true);
        
        doc.updateFields();
        doc.save(getArtifactsDir() + "Field.STYLEREF.docx");
      • isDirty/isDirty

        public boolean isDirty() / public void isDirty(boolean value)
        
        Gets or sets whether the current result of the field is no longer correct (stale) due to other modifications made to the document.

        Example:

        Shows how to use special property for updating field result.
        Document doc = new Document();
        DocumentBuilder builder = new DocumentBuilder(doc);
        
        // Give the document's built-in "Author" property value, and then display it with a field.
        doc.getBuiltInDocumentProperties().setAuthor("John Doe");
        FieldAuthor field = (FieldAuthor) builder.insertField(FieldType.FIELD_AUTHOR, true);
        
        Assert.assertFalse(field.isDirty());
        Assert.assertEquals("John Doe", field.getResult());
        
        // Update the property. The field still displays the old value.
        doc.getBuiltInDocumentProperties().setAuthor("John & Jane Doe");
        
        Assert.assertEquals("John Doe", field.getResult());
        
        // Since the field's value is out of date, we can mark it as "dirty".
        // This value will stay out of date until we update the field manually with the Field.Update() method.
        field.isDirty(true);
        
        OutputStream docStream = new FileOutputStream(getArtifactsDir() + "Filed.UpdateDirtyFields.docx");
        try {
            // If we save without calling an update method,
            // the field will keep displaying the out of date value in the output document.
            doc.save(docStream, SaveFormat.DOCX);
        
            // The LoadOptions object has an option to update all fields
            // marked as "dirty" when loading the document.
            LoadOptions options = new LoadOptions();
            options.setUpdateDirtyFields(updateDirtyFields);
        
            doc = new Document(String.valueOf(docStream), options);
        
            Assert.assertEquals("John & Jane Doe", doc.getBuiltInDocumentProperties().getAuthor());
        
            field = (FieldAuthor) doc.getRange().getFields().get(0);
        
            // Updating dirty fields like this automatically set their "IsDirty" flag to false.
            if (updateDirtyFields) {
                Assert.assertEquals("John & Jane Doe", field.getResult());
                Assert.assertFalse(field.isDirty());
            } else {
                Assert.assertEquals("John Doe", field.getResult());
                Assert.assertTrue(field.isDirty());
            }
        } finally {
            if (docStream != null) docStream.close();
        }
      • isLocked/isLocked

        public boolean isLocked() / public void isLocked(boolean value)
        
        Gets or sets whether the field is locked (should not recalculate its result).

        Example:

        Shows how to work with a FieldStart node.
        Document doc = new Document();
        DocumentBuilder builder = new DocumentBuilder(doc);
        
        FieldDate field = (FieldDate) builder.insertField(FieldType.FIELD_DATE, true);
        field.getFormat().setDateTimeFormat("dddd, MMMM dd, yyyy");
        field.update();
        
        FieldChar fieldStart = field.getStart();
        
        Assert.assertEquals(FieldType.FIELD_DATE, fieldStart.getFieldType());
        Assert.assertEquals(false, fieldStart.isDirty());
        Assert.assertEquals(false, fieldStart.isLocked());
        
        // Retrieve the facade object which represents the field in the document.
        field = (FieldDate) fieldStart.getField();
        
        Assert.assertEquals(false, field.isLocked());
        Assert.assertEquals(" DATE  \\@ \"dddd, MMMM dd, yyyy\"", field.getFieldCode());
        
        // Update the field to show the current date.
        field.update();
      • getLocaleId/setLocaleId

        public int getLocaleId() / public void setLocaleId(int value)
        
        Gets or sets the LCID of the field.

        Example:

        Shows how to insert a field and work with its locale.
        Document doc = new Document();
        DocumentBuilder builder = new DocumentBuilder(doc);
        
        // Insert a DATE field, and then print the date it will display.
        // Your thread's current culture determines the formatting of the date.
        Field field = builder.insertField("DATE");
        System.out.println("Today's date, as displayed in the \"{CultureInfo.CurrentCulture.EnglishName}\" culture: {field.Result}");
        
        Assert.assertEquals(1033, field.getLocaleId());
        
        // Changing the culture of our thread will impact the result of the DATE field.
        // Another way to get the DATE field to display a date in a different culture is to use its LocaleId attribute.
        // This way allows us to avoid changing the thread's culture to get this effect.
        doc.getFieldOptions().setFieldUpdateCultureSource(FieldUpdateCultureSource.FIELD_CODE);
        CultureInfo de = new CultureInfo("de-DE");
        field.setLocaleId(1031);
        field.update();
        
        System.out.println("Today's date, as displayed according to the \"{CultureInfo.GetCultureInfo(field.LocaleId).EnglishName}\" culture: {field.Result}");
        See Also:
        FieldUpdateCultureSource.FIELD_CODE
      • getResult/setResult

        public java.lang.String getResult() / public void setResult(java.lang.String value)
        
        Gets or sets text that is between the field separator and field end.

        Example:

        Shows how to insert a field into a document using a field code.
        Document doc = new Document();
        DocumentBuilder builder = new DocumentBuilder(doc);
        
        Field dateField = builder.insertField("DATE \\* MERGEFORMAT");
        
        Assert.assertEquals(FieldType.FIELD_DATE, dateField.getType());
        Assert.assertEquals("DATE \\* MERGEFORMAT", dateField.getFieldCode());
      • getSearchFromBottom/setSearchFromBottom

        public boolean getSearchFromBottom() / public void setSearchFromBottom(boolean value)
        
        Gets or sets whether to search from the bottom of the current page, rather from the top.

        Example:

        Shows how to use STYLEREF fields.
        Document doc = new Document();
        DocumentBuilder builder = new DocumentBuilder(doc);
        
        // Create a list based using a Microsoft Word list template.
        List list = doc.getLists().add(com.aspose.words.ListTemplate.NUMBER_DEFAULT);
        
        // This generated list will display "1.a )".
        // Space before the bracket is a non-delimiter character, which we can suppress. 
        list.getListLevels().get(0).setNumberFormat("\u0000.");
        list.getListLevels().get(1).setNumberFormat("\u0001 )");
        
        // Add text, and apply paragraph styles that STYLEREF fields will reference.
        builder.getListFormat().setList(list);
        builder.getListFormat().listIndent();
        builder.getParagraphFormat().setStyle(doc.getStyles().get("List Paragraph"));
        builder.writeln("Item 1");
        builder.getParagraphFormat().setStyle(doc.getStyles().get("Quote"));
        builder.writeln("Item 2");
        builder.getParagraphFormat().setStyle(doc.getStyles().get("List Paragraph"));
        builder.writeln("Item 3");
        builder.getListFormat().removeNumbers();
        builder.getParagraphFormat().setStyle(doc.getStyles().get("Normal"));
        
        // Place a STYLEREF field in the header and display the first "List Paragraph"-styled text in the document.
        builder.moveToHeaderFooter(HeaderFooterType.HEADER_PRIMARY);
        FieldStyleRef field = (FieldStyleRef) builder.insertField(FieldType.FIELD_STYLE_REF, true);
        field.setStyleName("List Paragraph");
        
        // Place a STYLEREF field in the footer, and have it display the last text.
        builder.moveToHeaderFooter(HeaderFooterType.FOOTER_PRIMARY);
        field = (FieldStyleRef) builder.insertField(FieldType.FIELD_STYLE_REF, true);
        field.setStyleName("List Paragraph");
        field.setSearchFromBottom(true);
        
        builder.moveToDocumentEnd();
        
        // We can also use STYLEREF fields to reference the list numbers of lists.
        builder.write("\nParagraph number: ");
        field = (FieldStyleRef) builder.insertField(FieldType.FIELD_STYLE_REF, true);
        field.setStyleName("Quote");
        field.setInsertParagraphNumber(true);
        
        builder.write("\nParagraph number, relative context: ");
        field = (FieldStyleRef) builder.insertField(FieldType.FIELD_STYLE_REF, true);
        field.setStyleName("Quote");
        field.setInsertParagraphNumberInRelativeContext(true);
        
        builder.write("\nParagraph number, full context: ");
        field = (FieldStyleRef) builder.insertField(FieldType.FIELD_STYLE_REF, true);
        field.setStyleName("Quote");
        field.setInsertParagraphNumberInFullContext(true);
        
        builder.write("\nParagraph number, full context, non-delimiter chars suppressed: ");
        field = (FieldStyleRef) builder.insertField(FieldType.FIELD_STYLE_REF, true);
        field.setStyleName("Quote");
        field.setInsertParagraphNumberInFullContext(true);
        field.setSuppressNonDelimiters(true);
        
        doc.updateFields();
        doc.save(getArtifactsDir() + "Field.STYLEREF.docx");
      • getSeparator

        public FieldSeparator getSeparator()
        
        Gets the node that represents the field separator. Can be null.

        Example:

        Shows how to work with a collection of fields.
        public void fieldCollection() throws Exception {
            Document doc = new Document();
            DocumentBuilder builder = new DocumentBuilder(doc);
        
            builder.insertField(" DATE \\@ \"dddd, d MMMM yyyy\" ");
            builder.insertField(" TIME ");
            builder.insertField(" REVNUM ");
            builder.insertField(" AUTHOR  \"John Doe\" ");
            builder.insertField(" SUBJECT \"My Subject\" ");
            builder.insertField(" QUOTE \"Hello world!\" ");
            doc.updateFields();
        
            // This collection stores all of a document's fields.
            FieldCollection fields = doc.getRange().getFields();
        
            Assert.assertEquals(6, fields.getCount());
        
            // Iterate over the field collection, and print contents and type
            // of every field using a custom visitor implementation.
            FieldVisitor fieldVisitor = new FieldVisitor();
        
            Iterator<Field> fieldEnumerator = fields.iterator();
        
            while (fieldEnumerator.hasNext()) {
                if (fieldEnumerator.next() != null) {
                    Field currentField = fieldEnumerator.next();
        
                    currentField.getStart().accept(fieldVisitor);
                    if (currentField.getSeparator() != null) {
                        currentField.getSeparator().accept(fieldVisitor);
                    }
                    currentField.getEnd().accept(fieldVisitor);
                } else {
                    System.out.println("There are no fields in the document.");
                }
            }
        
            System.out.println(fieldVisitor.getText());
        }
        
        /// <summary>
        /// Document visitor implementation that prints field info.
        /// </summary>
        public static class FieldVisitor extends DocumentVisitor {
            public FieldVisitor() {
                mBuilder = new StringBuilder();
            }
        
            /// <summary>
            /// Gets the plain text of the document that was accumulated by the visitor.
            /// </summary>
            public String getText() {
                return mBuilder.toString();
            }
        
            /// <summary>
            /// Called when a FieldStart node is encountered in the document.
            /// </summary>
            public int visitFieldStart(final FieldStart fieldStart) {
                mBuilder.append("Found field: " + fieldStart.getFieldType() + "\r\n");
                mBuilder.append("\tField code: " + fieldStart.getField().getFieldCode() + "\r\n");
                mBuilder.append("\tDisplayed as: " + fieldStart.getField().getResult() + "\r\n");
        
                return VisitorAction.CONTINUE;
            }
        
            /// <summary>
            /// Called when a FieldSeparator node is encountered in the document.
            /// </summary>
            public int visitFieldSeparator(final FieldSeparator fieldSeparator) {
                mBuilder.append("\tFound separator: " + fieldSeparator.getText() + "\r\n");
        
                return VisitorAction.CONTINUE;
            }
        
            /// <summary>
            /// Called when a FieldEnd node is encountered in the document.
            /// </summary>
            public int visitFieldEnd(final FieldEnd fieldEnd) {
                mBuilder.append("End of field: " + fieldEnd.getFieldType() + "\r\n");
        
                return VisitorAction.CONTINUE;
            }
        
            private final /*final*/ StringBuilder mBuilder;
        }
      • getStart

        public FieldStart getStart()
        
        Gets the node that represents the start of the field.

        Example:

        Shows how to work with a collection of fields.
        public void fieldCollection() throws Exception {
            Document doc = new Document();
            DocumentBuilder builder = new DocumentBuilder(doc);
        
            builder.insertField(" DATE \\@ \"dddd, d MMMM yyyy\" ");
            builder.insertField(" TIME ");
            builder.insertField(" REVNUM ");
            builder.insertField(" AUTHOR  \"John Doe\" ");
            builder.insertField(" SUBJECT \"My Subject\" ");
            builder.insertField(" QUOTE \"Hello world!\" ");
            doc.updateFields();
        
            // This collection stores all of a document's fields.
            FieldCollection fields = doc.getRange().getFields();
        
            Assert.assertEquals(6, fields.getCount());
        
            // Iterate over the field collection, and print contents and type
            // of every field using a custom visitor implementation.
            FieldVisitor fieldVisitor = new FieldVisitor();
        
            Iterator<Field> fieldEnumerator = fields.iterator();
        
            while (fieldEnumerator.hasNext()) {
                if (fieldEnumerator.next() != null) {
                    Field currentField = fieldEnumerator.next();
        
                    currentField.getStart().accept(fieldVisitor);
                    if (currentField.getSeparator() != null) {
                        currentField.getSeparator().accept(fieldVisitor);
                    }
                    currentField.getEnd().accept(fieldVisitor);
                } else {
                    System.out.println("There are no fields in the document.");
                }
            }
        
            System.out.println(fieldVisitor.getText());
        }
        
        /// <summary>
        /// Document visitor implementation that prints field info.
        /// </summary>
        public static class FieldVisitor extends DocumentVisitor {
            public FieldVisitor() {
                mBuilder = new StringBuilder();
            }
        
            /// <summary>
            /// Gets the plain text of the document that was accumulated by the visitor.
            /// </summary>
            public String getText() {
                return mBuilder.toString();
            }
        
            /// <summary>
            /// Called when a FieldStart node is encountered in the document.
            /// </summary>
            public int visitFieldStart(final FieldStart fieldStart) {
                mBuilder.append("Found field: " + fieldStart.getFieldType() + "\r\n");
                mBuilder.append("\tField code: " + fieldStart.getField().getFieldCode() + "\r\n");
                mBuilder.append("\tDisplayed as: " + fieldStart.getField().getResult() + "\r\n");
        
                return VisitorAction.CONTINUE;
            }
        
            /// <summary>
            /// Called when a FieldSeparator node is encountered in the document.
            /// </summary>
            public int visitFieldSeparator(final FieldSeparator fieldSeparator) {
                mBuilder.append("\tFound separator: " + fieldSeparator.getText() + "\r\n");
        
                return VisitorAction.CONTINUE;
            }
        
            /// <summary>
            /// Called when a FieldEnd node is encountered in the document.
            /// </summary>
            public int visitFieldEnd(final FieldEnd fieldEnd) {
                mBuilder.append("End of field: " + fieldEnd.getFieldType() + "\r\n");
        
                return VisitorAction.CONTINUE;
            }
        
            private final /*final*/ StringBuilder mBuilder;
        }
      • getStyleName/setStyleName

        public java.lang.String getStyleName() / public void setStyleName(java.lang.String value)
        
        Gets or sets the name of the style by which the text to search for is formatted.

        Example:

        Shows how to use STYLEREF fields.
        Document doc = new Document();
        DocumentBuilder builder = new DocumentBuilder(doc);
        
        // Create a list based using a Microsoft Word list template.
        List list = doc.getLists().add(com.aspose.words.ListTemplate.NUMBER_DEFAULT);
        
        // This generated list will display "1.a )".
        // Space before the bracket is a non-delimiter character, which we can suppress. 
        list.getListLevels().get(0).setNumberFormat("\u0000.");
        list.getListLevels().get(1).setNumberFormat("\u0001 )");
        
        // Add text, and apply paragraph styles that STYLEREF fields will reference.
        builder.getListFormat().setList(list);
        builder.getListFormat().listIndent();
        builder.getParagraphFormat().setStyle(doc.getStyles().get("List Paragraph"));
        builder.writeln("Item 1");
        builder.getParagraphFormat().setStyle(doc.getStyles().get("Quote"));
        builder.writeln("Item 2");
        builder.getParagraphFormat().setStyle(doc.getStyles().get("List Paragraph"));
        builder.writeln("Item 3");
        builder.getListFormat().removeNumbers();
        builder.getParagraphFormat().setStyle(doc.getStyles().get("Normal"));
        
        // Place a STYLEREF field in the header and display the first "List Paragraph"-styled text in the document.
        builder.moveToHeaderFooter(HeaderFooterType.HEADER_PRIMARY);
        FieldStyleRef field = (FieldStyleRef) builder.insertField(FieldType.FIELD_STYLE_REF, true);
        field.setStyleName("List Paragraph");
        
        // Place a STYLEREF field in the footer, and have it display the last text.
        builder.moveToHeaderFooter(HeaderFooterType.FOOTER_PRIMARY);
        field = (FieldStyleRef) builder.insertField(FieldType.FIELD_STYLE_REF, true);
        field.setStyleName("List Paragraph");
        field.setSearchFromBottom(true);
        
        builder.moveToDocumentEnd();
        
        // We can also use STYLEREF fields to reference the list numbers of lists.
        builder.write("\nParagraph number: ");
        field = (FieldStyleRef) builder.insertField(FieldType.FIELD_STYLE_REF, true);
        field.setStyleName("Quote");
        field.setInsertParagraphNumber(true);
        
        builder.write("\nParagraph number, relative context: ");
        field = (FieldStyleRef) builder.insertField(FieldType.FIELD_STYLE_REF, true);
        field.setStyleName("Quote");
        field.setInsertParagraphNumberInRelativeContext(true);
        
        builder.write("\nParagraph number, full context: ");
        field = (FieldStyleRef) builder.insertField(FieldType.FIELD_STYLE_REF, true);
        field.setStyleName("Quote");
        field.setInsertParagraphNumberInFullContext(true);
        
        builder.write("\nParagraph number, full context, non-delimiter chars suppressed: ");
        field = (FieldStyleRef) builder.insertField(FieldType.FIELD_STYLE_REF, true);
        field.setStyleName("Quote");
        field.setInsertParagraphNumberInFullContext(true);
        field.setSuppressNonDelimiters(true);
        
        doc.updateFields();
        doc.save(getArtifactsDir() + "Field.STYLEREF.docx");
      • getSuppressNonDelimiters/setSuppressNonDelimiters

        public boolean getSuppressNonDelimiters() / public void setSuppressNonDelimiters(boolean value)
        
        Gets or sets whether to suppress non-delimiter characters.

        Example:

        Shows how to use STYLEREF fields.
        Document doc = new Document();
        DocumentBuilder builder = new DocumentBuilder(doc);
        
        // Create a list based using a Microsoft Word list template.
        List list = doc.getLists().add(com.aspose.words.ListTemplate.NUMBER_DEFAULT);
        
        // This generated list will display "1.a )".
        // Space before the bracket is a non-delimiter character, which we can suppress. 
        list.getListLevels().get(0).setNumberFormat("\u0000.");
        list.getListLevels().get(1).setNumberFormat("\u0001 )");
        
        // Add text, and apply paragraph styles that STYLEREF fields will reference.
        builder.getListFormat().setList(list);
        builder.getListFormat().listIndent();
        builder.getParagraphFormat().setStyle(doc.getStyles().get("List Paragraph"));
        builder.writeln("Item 1");
        builder.getParagraphFormat().setStyle(doc.getStyles().get("Quote"));
        builder.writeln("Item 2");
        builder.getParagraphFormat().setStyle(doc.getStyles().get("List Paragraph"));
        builder.writeln("Item 3");
        builder.getListFormat().removeNumbers();
        builder.getParagraphFormat().setStyle(doc.getStyles().get("Normal"));
        
        // Place a STYLEREF field in the header and display the first "List Paragraph"-styled text in the document.
        builder.moveToHeaderFooter(HeaderFooterType.HEADER_PRIMARY);
        FieldStyleRef field = (FieldStyleRef) builder.insertField(FieldType.FIELD_STYLE_REF, true);
        field.setStyleName("List Paragraph");
        
        // Place a STYLEREF field in the footer, and have it display the last text.
        builder.moveToHeaderFooter(HeaderFooterType.FOOTER_PRIMARY);
        field = (FieldStyleRef) builder.insertField(FieldType.FIELD_STYLE_REF, true);
        field.setStyleName("List Paragraph");
        field.setSearchFromBottom(true);
        
        builder.moveToDocumentEnd();
        
        // We can also use STYLEREF fields to reference the list numbers of lists.
        builder.write("\nParagraph number: ");
        field = (FieldStyleRef) builder.insertField(FieldType.FIELD_STYLE_REF, true);
        field.setStyleName("Quote");
        field.setInsertParagraphNumber(true);
        
        builder.write("\nParagraph number, relative context: ");
        field = (FieldStyleRef) builder.insertField(FieldType.FIELD_STYLE_REF, true);
        field.setStyleName("Quote");
        field.setInsertParagraphNumberInRelativeContext(true);
        
        builder.write("\nParagraph number, full context: ");
        field = (FieldStyleRef) builder.insertField(FieldType.FIELD_STYLE_REF, true);
        field.setStyleName("Quote");
        field.setInsertParagraphNumberInFullContext(true);
        
        builder.write("\nParagraph number, full context, non-delimiter chars suppressed: ");
        field = (FieldStyleRef) builder.insertField(FieldType.FIELD_STYLE_REF, true);
        field.setStyleName("Quote");
        field.setInsertParagraphNumberInFullContext(true);
        field.setSuppressNonDelimiters(true);
        
        doc.updateFields();
        doc.save(getArtifactsDir() + "Field.STYLEREF.docx");
      • getType

        public int getType()
        
        Gets the Microsoft Word field type. The value of the property is FieldType integer constant.

        Example:

        Shows how to insert a field into a document using a field code.
        Document doc = new Document();
        DocumentBuilder builder = new DocumentBuilder(doc);
        
        Field dateField = builder.insertField("DATE \\* MERGEFORMAT");
        
        Assert.assertEquals(FieldType.FIELD_DATE, dateField.getType());
        Assert.assertEquals("DATE \\* MERGEFORMAT", dateField.getFieldCode());
    • Method Detail

      • getFieldCode

        public java.lang.String getFieldCode()
        Returns text between field start and field separator (or field end if there is no separator). Both field code and field result of child fields are included.

        Example:

        Shows how to get a field's field code.
        // Open a document which contains a MERGEFIELD inside an IF field.
        Document doc = new Document(getMyDir() + "Nested fields.docx");
        FieldIf fieldIf = (FieldIf) doc.getRange().getFields().get(0);
        
        // There are two ways of getting a field's field code:
        // 1 -  Omit its inner fields:
        Assert.assertEquals(" IF  > 0 \" (surplus of ) \" \"\" ", fieldIf.getFieldCode(false));
        
        // 2 -  Include its inner fields:
        Assert.assertEquals(" IF \u0013 MERGEFIELD NetIncome \u0014\u0015 > 0 \" (surplus of \u0013 MERGEFIELD  NetIncome \\f $ \u0014\u0015) \" \"\" ",
                fieldIf.getFieldCode(true));
        
        // By default, the GetFieldCode method displays inner fields.
        Assert.assertEquals(fieldIf.getFieldCode(), fieldIf.getFieldCode(true));

        Example:

        Shows how to insert a field into a document using a field code.
        Document doc = new Document();
        DocumentBuilder builder = new DocumentBuilder(doc);
        
        Field dateField = builder.insertField("DATE \\* MERGEFORMAT");
        
        Assert.assertEquals(FieldType.FIELD_DATE, dateField.getType());
        Assert.assertEquals("DATE \\* MERGEFORMAT", dateField.getFieldCode());
      • getFieldCode

        public java.lang.String getFieldCode(boolean includeChildFieldCodes)
        Returns text between field start and field separator (or field end if there is no separator).
        Parameters:
        includeChildFieldCodes - True if child field codes should be included.

        Example:

        Shows how to get a field's field code.
        // Open a document which contains a MERGEFIELD inside an IF field.
        Document doc = new Document(getMyDir() + "Nested fields.docx");
        FieldIf fieldIf = (FieldIf) doc.getRange().getFields().get(0);
        
        // There are two ways of getting a field's field code:
        // 1 -  Omit its inner fields:
        Assert.assertEquals(" IF  > 0 \" (surplus of ) \" \"\" ", fieldIf.getFieldCode(false));
        
        // 2 -  Include its inner fields:
        Assert.assertEquals(" IF \u0013 MERGEFIELD NetIncome \u0014\u0015 > 0 \" (surplus of \u0013 MERGEFIELD  NetIncome \\f $ \u0014\u0015) \" \"\" ",
                fieldIf.getFieldCode(true));
        
        // By default, the GetFieldCode method displays inner fields.
        Assert.assertEquals(fieldIf.getFieldCode(), fieldIf.getFieldCode(true));
      • remove

        public Node remove()
                   throws java.lang.Exception
        Removes the field from the document. Returns a node right after the field. If the field's end is the last child of its parent node, returns its parent paragraph. If the field is already removed, returns null.

        Example:

        Shows how to process PRIVATE fields.
        public void fieldPrivate() throws Exception {
            // Open a Corel WordPerfect document which we have converted to .docx format.
            Document doc = new Document(getMyDir() + "Field sample - PRIVATE.docx");
        
            // WordPerfect 5.x/6.x documents like the one we have loaded may contain PRIVATE fields.
            // Microsoft Word preserves PRIVATE fields during load/save operations,
            // but provides no functionality for them.
            FieldPrivate field = (FieldPrivate) doc.getRange().getFields().get(0);
        
            Assert.assertEquals(" PRIVATE \"My value\" ", field.getFieldCode());
            Assert.assertEquals(FieldType.FIELD_PRIVATE, field.getType());
        
            // We can also insert PRIVATE fields using a document builder.
            DocumentBuilder builder = new DocumentBuilder(doc);
            builder.insertField(FieldType.FIELD_PRIVATE, true);
        
            // These fields are not a viable way of protecting sensitive information.
            // Unless backward compatibility with older versions of WordPerfect is essential,
            // we can safely remove these fields. We can do this using a DocumentVisiitor implementation.
            Assert.assertEquals(2, doc.getRange().getFields().getCount());
        
            FieldPrivateRemover remover = new FieldPrivateRemover();
            doc.accept(remover);
        
            Assert.assertEquals(remover.getFieldsRemovedCount(), 2);
            Assert.assertEquals(doc.getRange().getFields().getCount(), 0);
        }
        
        /// <summary>
        /// Removes all encountered PRIVATE fields.
        /// </summary>
        public static class FieldPrivateRemover extends DocumentVisitor {
            public FieldPrivateRemover() {
                mFieldsRemovedCount = 0;
            }
        
            public int getFieldsRemovedCount() {
                return mFieldsRemovedCount;
            }
        
            /// <summary>
            /// Called when a FieldEnd node is encountered in the document.
            /// If the node belongs to a PRIVATE field, the entire field is removed.
            /// </summary>
            public int visitFieldEnd(final FieldEnd fieldEnd) throws Exception {
                if (fieldEnd.getFieldType() == FieldType.FIELD_PRIVATE) {
                    fieldEnd.getField().remove();
                    mFieldsRemovedCount++;
                }
        
                return VisitorAction.CONTINUE;
            }
        
            private int mFieldsRemovedCount;
        }

        Example:

        Shows how to remove fields from a field collection.
        Document doc = new Document();
        DocumentBuilder builder = new DocumentBuilder(doc);
        
        builder.insertField(" DATE \\@ \"dddd, d MMMM yyyy\" ");
        builder.insertField(" TIME ");
        builder.insertField(" REVNUM ");
        builder.insertField(" AUTHOR  \"John Doe\" ");
        builder.insertField(" SUBJECT \"My Subject\" ");
        builder.insertField(" QUOTE \"Hello world!\" ");
        doc.updateFields();
        
        // This collection stores all of a document's fields.
        FieldCollection fields = doc.getRange().getFields();
        
        Assert.assertEquals(6, fields.getCount());
        
        // Below are four ways of removing fields from a field collection.
        // 1 -  Get a field to remove itself:
        fields.get(0).remove();
        Assert.assertEquals(5, fields.getCount());
        
        // 2 -  Get the collection to remove a field that we pass to its removal method:
        Field lastField = fields.get(3);
        fields.remove(lastField);
        Assert.assertEquals(4, fields.getCount());
        
        // 3 -  Remove a field from a collection at an index:
        fields.removeAt(2);
        Assert.assertEquals(3, fields.getCount());
        
        // 4 -  Remove all the fields from the collection at once:
        fields.clear();
        Assert.assertEquals(0, fields.getCount());
      • unlink

        public boolean unlink()
                      throws java.lang.Exception
        Performs the field unlink.

        Replaces the field with its most recent result.

        Some fields, such as XE (Index Entry) fields and SEQ (Sequence) fields, cannot be unlinked.

        Returns:
        True if the field has been unlinked, otherwise false.

        Example:

        Shows how to unlink a field.
        Document doc = new Document(getMyDir() + "Linked fields.docx");
        doc.getRange().getFields().get(1).unlink();
      • update

        public void update()
                   throws java.lang.Exception
        Performs the field update. Throws if the field is being updated already.

        Example:

        Shows how to format field results.
        Document doc = new Document();
        DocumentBuilder builder = new DocumentBuilder(doc);
        
        // Use a document builder to insert a field that displays a result with no format applied.
        Field field = builder.insertField("= 2 + 3");
        
        Assert.assertEquals("= 2 + 3", field.getFieldCode());
        Assert.assertEquals("5", field.getResult());
        
        // We can apply a format to a field's result using the field's attributes.
        // Below are three types of formats that we can apply to a field's result.
        // 1 -  Numeric format:
        FieldFormat format = field.getFormat();
        format.setNumericFormat("$###.00");
        field.update();
        
        Assert.assertEquals("= 2 + 3 \\# $###.00", field.getFieldCode());
        Assert.assertEquals("$  5.00", field.getResult());
        
        // 2 -  Date/time format:
        field = builder.insertField("DATE");
        format = field.getFormat();
        format.setDateTimeFormat("dddd, MMMM dd, yyyy");
        field.update();
        
        Assert.assertEquals("DATE \\@ \"dddd, MMMM dd, yyyy\"", field.getFieldCode());
        System.out.println("Today's date, in {format.DateTimeFormat} format:\n\t{field.Result}");
        
        // 3 -  General format:
        field = builder.insertField("= 25 + 33");
        format = field.getFormat();
        format.getGeneralFormats().add(GeneralFormat.LOWERCASE_ROMAN);
        format.getGeneralFormats().add(GeneralFormat.UPPER);
        field.update();
        
        int index = 0;
        Iterator<Integer> generalFormatEnumerator = format.getGeneralFormats().iterator();
        while (generalFormatEnumerator.hasNext()) {
            int value = generalFormatEnumerator.next();
            System.out.println(MessageFormat.format("General format index {0}: {1}", index++, value));
        }
        
        Assert.assertEquals("= 25 + 33 \\* roman \\* Upper", field.getFieldCode());
        Assert.assertEquals("LVIII", field.getResult());
        Assert.assertEquals(2, format.getGeneralFormats().getCount());
        Assert.assertEquals(GeneralFormat.LOWERCASE_ROMAN, format.getGeneralFormats().get(0));
        
        // We can remove our formats to revert the field's result to its original form.
        format.getGeneralFormats().remove(GeneralFormat.LOWERCASE_ROMAN);
        format.getGeneralFormats().removeAt(0);
        Assert.assertEquals(0, format.getGeneralFormats().getCount());
        field.update();
        
        Assert.assertEquals("= 25 + 33  ", field.getFieldCode());
        Assert.assertEquals("58", field.getResult());
        Assert.assertEquals(0, format.getGeneralFormats().getCount());

        Example:

        Shows how to insert a field into a document using FieldType.
        Document doc = new Document();
        DocumentBuilder builder = new DocumentBuilder(doc);
        
        // Insert two fields while passing a flag which determines whether to update them as the builder inserts them.
        // In some cases, updating fields could be computationally expensive, and it may be a good idea to defer the update.
        // Not all field types require updating, exceptions include BARCODE and MERGEFIELD.
        doc.getBuiltInDocumentProperties().setAuthor("John Doe");
        builder.write("This document was written by ");
        builder.insertField(FieldType.FIELD_AUTHOR, updateInsertedFieldsImmediately);
        
        builder.insertParagraph();
        builder.write("\nThis is page ");
        builder.insertField(FieldType.FIELD_PAGE, updateInsertedFieldsImmediately);
        
        Assert.assertEquals(" AUTHOR ", doc.getRange().getFields().get(0).getFieldCode());
        Assert.assertEquals(" PAGE ", doc.getRange().getFields().get(1).getFieldCode());
        
        if (updateInsertedFieldsImmediately) {
            Assert.assertEquals("John Doe", doc.getRange().getFields().get(0).getResult());
            Assert.assertEquals("1", doc.getRange().getFields().get(1).getResult());
        } else {
            Assert.assertEquals("", doc.getRange().getFields().get(0).getResult());
            Assert.assertEquals("", doc.getRange().getFields().get(1).getResult());
        
            // We will need to update these fields using the update methods manually.
            doc.getRange().getFields().get(0).update();
        
            Assert.assertEquals("John Doe", doc.getRange().getFields().get(0).getResult());
        
            doc.updateFields();
        
            Assert.assertEquals("1", doc.getRange().getFields().get(1).getResult());
        }
      • update

        public void update(boolean ignoreMergeFormat)
                   throws java.lang.Exception
        Performs a field update. Throws if the field is being updated already.
        Parameters:
        ignoreMergeFormat - If true then direct field result formatting is abandoned, regardless of the MERGEFORMAT switch, otherwise normal update is performed.