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How to Export Nested Bookmarks in Output PDF using .NET | LINQ Reporting


I have a word template containing 2 nested foreach lists.
I Added a bookmark tag in the template for each item of both sequences

<<foreach [x1 in source1]>>
<<bookmark [x1.Name] >>
   <<foreach [x2 in source2.Where(x=> x.FK == x1.Id) ]>>
   <<bookmark [x2.Name] >>

My problem is Boomarks in the final PDF aren’t nested, all bookmark are at level 1.

I would like this kind of layout:

How could I have nested bookmarks by using bookmark tags and reporting engine?



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The issue you are facing is occurred because you do not specify bookmark outline levels when using LINQ Reporting Engine. Please use the attached modified template document and code example to get the desired output.

Docs and Code (Modified).zip (235.2 KB)

Thanks Tahir.

I tested, it seems to be OK until 3 nested levels.
However, it does’nt work from level 4. All outlines defined as level 4 are displayed in bookmark table as level 3. Could you check?
Thank you.


We have not found the shared issue while using the same application. Please check the attached output PDF. 21.4.pdf (23.2 KB)


Please find my code and (401.5 KB)

and the unexpected output: unexepected bookmark.png (2.6 KB)

Thank you


You need to modify the template document according to your requirement. We have modified your template document and attached it with this post for your kind reference. test_bookmark_bg_modified.docx (14.1 KB)

The template syntax should be like:

<<foreach [x1 in source1]>>
<<bookmark [x1.Name] >><<[outlines.Add(x1.Name, x1.Level)]>> <</bookmark>>
 I am << [x1.Name] >>
        <<foreach [x2 in source2.Where(x=> x.Fk == x1.Id) ]>> 
<<bookmark [x2.Name] >><<[outlines.Add(x2.Name, x2.Level)]>> I am << [x2.Name] >><</bookmark>>   
      <<foreach [x3 in source3.Where(x=> x.Fk == x2.Id) ]>> 
<<bookmark [x3.Name] >><<[outlines.Add(x3.Name, x3.Level)]>> I am << [x3.Name] >> <</bookmark>>  
<<foreach [x4 in source4.Where(x=> x.Fk == x3.Id) ]>> 
<<bookmark [x4.Name] >><<[outlines.Add(x4.Name, x4.Level)]>> <</bookmark>>
I am << [x4.Name] >>