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Layouts and Templates

Layouts and templates are used to create the export for a given file format.

Template engine

Whenever an export has to be made, kwilo uses the Smarty Template Engine to render templates and layouts.

Rendering lifecycle

kwilo has the following lifecycle when creating exports:
LoadLoad template data with help of GraphQL. Per template, you can overwrite the GraphQL query.
  • If the template's layout has a header, render the header with Smarty
  • Render the template with Smarty
  • If the template's layout has a footer, render the footer with Smarty
ConvertIf output is of type XLSX or DOCX, convert the rendered HTML into XLSX or DOCX
SendSend the output to the user's browser