12668Re: [Clip] Pass data to Templates?
- Oct 30, 2004melchior prisi wrote:
> ----- on 27.10.2004 20:11 hsavage wrote:
>> I have 2, so far, very dependable methods for passing data, in the form
>> of variables, to a template file.
> Instead of .ini I often use texttofile/getfiletext
> to store/call data:
> ^!texttofile "^$getdocumentpath$data.txt" hello world
> ^!set %var%=^$getfiletext(^$getdocumentpath$data.txt)$
> (When assigning clip code to variables
> remember the ^!SetCode command...)
If you'll notice, the ^!Set %var%= listed under template is in the
category of a function that conforms to the comment from my first email.
>- Clip commands that work in a template file appear to have to bedynamic,
>- that is, they must be determined, or, assigned as, or after, thetemplate loads.
I've used the methods above plus .inifiles. There really isn't another
option for my use, the webpages I create with the templates have up to
48 data variables to convert- or add, some short and some are several
sentences long, and depending on the number of photos, per page could be
up to 32, included there are at least 2 calculations per photo to
automatically determine its display size.
Using the ^!Set and ^!SaveValue commands, the ^$GetValue(":")$ function
and ^$Calc(;0)$ function, all the data entries become 'dynamic', plus, I
need the inifiles to store the data in text form for later use,
reference and/or editing. It's much easier to edit a text inifile, then
make and upload a new, corrected page.
What I'm fishing for is a way to set a few variables or some function
before loading a template and have those variables or function be active
in the template after the template loads, so far, no luck. The more
familiar I become with templates the less important this becomes.
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