I know this is going to make people recoil. It makes me recoil, too, but the fact of the matter is that somebody has seen fit to inject HTML into our database, and somebody else has seen fit to request that we display the marked-up text with whatever effects the embedded HTML is intended to have (e.g., bold, underline, red, tables, font size changes, etc.)
So: is it possible to display HTML from our database? (It's a MS Sql Server 2008 d/b, and we're running Impromptu 7.5.)
I suspect I know the answer already, but I'm no expert, and I've been asked to "ask IBM".
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Updated on 2012-05-01T20:40:06Z at 2012-05-01T20:40:06Z by SystemAdmin
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Re: Is it possible to display, in a report, HTML from our database?2012-05-01T20:40:06ZThis is the accepted answer. This is the accepted answer.It's been a while since I have touched Series 7 but I don't recall a method to do this type of sourced formatting from the database. However, that being said, Cognos 8 does have this capability in the form of a Rich Text object in Report Studio and there is support for a limited formatting via html style formatting tags. I know that this does not address your current problem but it is something keeping in mind for the future.