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Lenka
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Lenka asked on 14 Nov 2013, 05:19 PM
I need to create MergeField with "{Parent_FullName}" template (not like standart "{MergeField Parent_FullName}). 


Is it possible to create CustomMergeField with Empty FieldTypeName? I tried to make it a standard way, but it crashed when i create CustomMergeField object 

public class CustomMergeField : MergeField {
        private const string CustomFieldName = string.Empty;
 
        static CustomMergeField() {
            CodeBasedFieldFactory.RegisterFieldType(CustomMergeField.CustomFieldName, () => { return new CustomMergeField(); });
        }
 
 
        public override string FieldTypeName {
            get {
                return CustomMergeField.CustomFieldName;
            }
        }

PS I just try to find more easy way how to do this (like override few properties or method)

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Petya
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answered on 19 Nov 2013, 01:42 PM
Hi,

Thank you for the question!

The result you wish to implement is not possible within the RadDocument structure as the internal logic depends on unique field name types. As you can see in the article concerning custom fields, the field name is used when registering the field. It is later used in the code fragment visible in the document (e.g. {MergeField Parent_FullName}), as well as in other internal logic.

Please, excuse us for the inconvenience. Let us know if you have other questions.

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Petya
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