9 Replies Latest reply on Aug 17, 2015 12:47 AM by Ioana_St

    RoboHelp 2015 - batch generate with conditional build tags broken?

    Ioana_St Level 1

      Hello everyone.


      My company recently upgraded to Technical Communication Suite 2015 and today we're trying to generate online help for the first time with RoboHelp 2015. We've been batch generating (rhcl.exe) for about a year with no issues... and today I'm having big conditional build tag problems. I'll try to be as detailed as I can, in the hope that the community can tell me if I'm doing something wrong.


      System: RoboHelp 2015 on Windows 7 64-bit. WebHelp layout. Project upgraded from RH 11 a week ago.

      Project Setup

      In most topics we have a "See Also" section at the end, with a couple of links. This section is tagged with the "Online" CBT (so that we can exclude it from the PDF output).

      There are 4-5 CBT per module.

      My conditional build expression is: NOT Print AND NOT risque AND NOT WIP. The expression is named Test. This conditional build expression is saved in a WebHelp SSL called VALUE. The "Online" tag is correctly displayed under available tags and it's definitely not excluded.


      The problem

      I use the following command;

      "C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe RoboHelp 2015\RoboHTML\rhcl.exe" "D:\technical_documentation\my_project\my_project.xpj" -l "Test" -o "D:\help_builds\my_master\mergedProjects\my_project"

      In the output, all content that is tagged with Online is not visible, even though the tag was not excluded!

      I tried a couple more scenarios and the results are even more confusing to me. I tagged some random text with some other tags ("link", "afds" and "value") - the content tagged with "link" and "afds" is not visibile, but the content tagged with "value" is... even though none of these tags were excluded!

      If I generate from RoboHelp, not with the batch, everything works fine, with no changes in SSL settings.


      Am I correct in thinking this is a new bug? Maybe rhcl.exe does not correctly support the conditional build tag enhancements in RH 2015? I will log a bug if that is the case, but I'd like some opinions first Thanks!