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Create section template


template =,type)


template =,type) creates a copy of the default section reporter template specified by type at the location specified by templatePath. You can use the copied template as a starting point to design a custom section template for your report.

Input Arguments

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Location of the reporter template, specified as a character vector, character array, or template source object.

Format for the output, specified as 'html', 'html-file', 'docx', or 'pdf'. If you specify a template using the templatePath property, the value for type must match the template type.

Output Arguments

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Name of template, returned as the path and file name of the template. The template file name extension is assigned based on the specified output type. For example, for PDF output, the template name has a .pdftx file extension.


Create Section Template

Before you run this example, create a copy of the default HTML Section template in the mytemplates folder. Name the copied template mySection.htmtx. Edit the template as desired. To use the new template for the section, assign its path to the Section TemplateSrc property.

rpt = Report('My Report','html');
sec = Section();
sec.Title = 'Data Summary';
template = Section.createTemplate('mytemplates\mySection','html');
tp.TemplateSrc = template;

Introduced in R2017b