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xenOption as FieldID?

Discussion in 'XenForo Development Discussions' started by nrep, Aug 3, 2013.

  1. nrep

    nrep Well-Known Member

    I've got a modification coded, however I'm having problems with getting the a field name set in the options menu to work as part of a xen:string display.

    I've got an option set ({$xenOptions.specfieldid}) which I'd like to use in the xen:string code below:

    {xen:string nl2br, $user.customFields.{$xenOptions.specfieldid}}

    However, I can't nest things like that and get a parse error.

    Is there a way I can do this? Effectively, I'm specifying a field name in options and I'd like to be able to display it using the {xen:string} code.
  2. Jeremy

    Jeremy Well-Known Member

    You won't be able to do this in templates. You will need to write an add-on to extend the actions necessary to insert that value into a separate variable.
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  3. nrep

    nrep Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the reply - although your answer is what I feared! I was hoping there would be a workaround using "xen:set var" or something.

    Is there a way I can rename custom userfield IDs instead?
  4. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member


    {xen:string nl2br, '{$user.customFields.{$xenOptions.specfieldid}}'}

    Long shot but often the single quote marks help the template process what you're trying to do a bit easier.

    Also xen:set var should work if my example above doesn't.
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  5. nrep

    nrep Well-Known Member

    Fantastic! That did the trick Chris :).
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