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From "Will Glass-Husain" <wgl...@forio.com>
Subject Re: How to output a tab from a velocity template?
Date Thu, 15 Dec 2005 01:20:25 GMT
Define an reference $tab in the context?

context.put("tab","\t");

WILL

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bryce Nesbitt" <bryce1@obviously.com>
To: <velocity-user@jakarta.apache.org>
Sent: Wednesday, December 14, 2005 4:38 PM
Subject: How to output a tab from a velocity template?


> I'm using a velocity/xwork/WebWork template to write a text file, which
> needs to have tabs between each record:
>
> $res.setHeader("content-type", "text/plain")#*
> *#$res.setHeader("Content-Disposition", "attachment; filename=xxxxx.tsv")
> #foreach( $step in $result )
> RECORD&tab;$!step.PrimaryContact.firstName&tab;$!step.PrimaryContact.lastName
> #end
>
> How can I get tabs or other special characters out of Velocity? \t does
> not work.  &tab; and &#09; won't work, because the target is not a HTML
> browser.
>
> Putting actual tabs in the text file might work, but that's icky.
>
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