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From Johannes Homuth <johannes.hom...@sourcepark.de>
Subject Re: Possible to align strings?
Date Wed, 01 Dec 2010 15:18:31 GMT
Nice, thats what I'm was looking for.

Thank you Claude!

Claude Brisson wrote:
> Yes, there is. You have to put a DisplayTool in your velocity context.
>
> Check the cell() method in:
>
> http://velocity.apache.org/tools/releases/2.0/javadoc/org/apache/velocity/tools/generic/DisplayTool.html

>
>
> You would typically write: $disp.cell($jobinfo.localNameOfJobInXml,30)
>
>
>   Claude
>
>
> On 01/12/2010 15:56, Johannes Homuth wrote:
>> Hi everybody
>>
>> I want to use velocity to create a "let's say" table. Therefore I 
>> have a created a simple template.
>>
>> ================================================================================

>>
>> ENGINE STATE
>> ================================================================================

>>
>> Jobname                    |   Execution State     | Duration   
>> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

>>
>> #foreach( $jobinfo in $infoList )
>> $jobinfo.localNameOfJobInXml | $jobinfo.executionState | 
>> $jobinfo.executionDuration
>> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

>>
>> #end
>> ================================================================================

>>
>>
>> Everything allright so far, but now I want to align the strings. The 
>> inserted values for the variables in the template don't
>> have the same length. So the generated output looks like this
>>
>> ....
>> Jobname                    |   Execution State     | Duration   
>> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

>>
>> CheckDclStatusJob | EXECUTED_WITH_ERRORS | 00:00:00
>> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

>>
>> PcImportJob | NOT_EXECUTED_FAILED_DEPENDENCY | --:--:--
>> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

>>
>> OeImportJob | NOT_EXECUTED_FAILED_DEPENDENCY | --:--:--
>> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

>>
>> ....
>>
>> Looks like crap! Thats why I want to align the strings. Is there 
>> anything like String.format("%-20s",test) which reserves a number of 
>> columns of a String?
>>
>>
>> Output should be something like this
>>
>> ....
>> Jobname                | Execution State                   | 
>> Duration   
>> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

>>
>> CheckDclStatusJob      | EXECUTED_WITH_ERRORS              | 00:00:00
>> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

>>
>> PcImportJob            | NOT_EXECUTED_FAILED_DEPENDENCY    | --:--:--
>> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

>>
>> OeImportJob            | NOT_EXECUTED_FAILED_DEPENDENCY    | --:--:--
>> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

>>
>> ....
>>
>>
>> Thx for sugestions
>>
>
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