Apache FreeMarker - 1.1

Extension ID


What’s new?

Please see Release Notes for more information.


This extension provides support for Apache FreeMarker Framework. 

In what situation should you install this extension?

If your Java application uses the Apache FreeMarker Framework.

Technology support

Component Version Supported Supported Technology
Apache FreeMarker Framework 2.3.x ✔️ Java
spring-context-support <=6.1.10 ✔️ Java
spring-webmvc <=6.1.10 ✔️ Java


CAST Imaging Core release Supported
8.3.x ✔️

Download and installation instructions

The extension will not be automatically downloaded and installed in CAST Console. If you need to use it, should manually install the extension.

What results can you expect?


Icon Description Creation Context
Java Freemarker FTL Parameter An object is created for each execution of template process APIs
Java Freemarker FTL Call An object is created for each variable interpolation in ftl file
Link Type Source and destination link Supported Methods
relyonLink Between Java Freemarker FTLParameter and and respective Data Model JAVA class freemarker.template.Template.process
callLink Between HTML source code objects(.ftl and similar files) and CallToFTL objects.
callLink Between CallToFTL objects and JAVA methods.

Code Example of Template Process API

Template Engine: MainTest.java
public static void main(String[] args) throws Exception {

        Configuration cfg = new Configuration();
        String content = null;

        cfg.setClassForTemplateLoading(MainTest.class, "templates");
        cfg.setIncompatibleImprovements(new Version(2, 3, 20));

        Map<String, Object> input = new HashMap<String, Object>();

        input.put("title", "Dummy example");

        List<ValueExampleObject> systems = new ArrayList<ValueExampleObject>();
        systems.add(new ValueExampleObject("Android", "Google"));
        systems.add(new ValueExampleObject("iOS States", "Apple"));
        systems.add(new ValueExampleObject("Ubuntu", "Canonical"));
        systems.add(new ValueExampleObject("Windows7", "Microsoft"));
        input.put("systems", systems);

        Cal cal=new Cal();
        input.put("cal", cal);

        input.put("exampleObject", new ValueExampleObject("Java object", "me"));

        Template template = cfg.getTemplate("helloworld.ftl");

        template.process(input, consoleWriter);
Data Model Class: Cal.java
public class Cal {
    public int add(int a, int b) {
        return a+b;
    public int mul(int a, int b) {
        return a*b;
Template: helloworld.ftl
      <p>${exampleObject.name} by ${exampleObject.developer}</p>
        <#list systems as system>
          <li>${system_index + 1}. ${system.name} from ${system.developer}</li>
        2+3= ${cal.add(2,3)}
        10/2= ${cal.mul(10,2)}

    <#assign multiplied = cal.mul(40,20)>