Our customers asked for create a tool to generate maps based on an existing layer with geometry and XLS table. So we have made an universal tool to generate maps using external data (Example). Making of maps runs out of window with layer information, such as odpai layer. The table loaded in the file list and can be used to make the map later. The map shows the found objects, poperties panel and the ability to print the map.
Universal tool to make maps with data from XLS table