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  • Nicolai Sørensen 42 posts 66 karma points
    Oct 01, 2010 @ 10:46
    Nicolai Sørensen

    mediaCurrent problem

    From being pretty new to umbraco I hope you guys can solve this before i tear my hair of ;)

    - I have created a MediaType called Flash and given the same properties as File

    - I have uploaded a Flash File which I have called through and macro using MediaPicker.

    - The variable is using MediaCurrent



    When I call the macro $fileId shows "/demo/media/103/top.swfswf533359" but $fileId/node/data[@alias = 'umbracoFile'] gives nothing.

    What am I missing? 

  • Kim Andersen 1447 posts 2196 karma points MVP
    Oct 01, 2010 @ 10:54
    Kim Andersen

    Hi Nicolai

    Can you provide us with your XSLT-code that you use to render the content?

    I think you are pretty close.

    Try this approach:

    <xsl:value-of select="$fileId/data[@alias='umbracoFile']" />

    From what I can see, you have got the XML content of the media-item in the $fileId-variable, but I'm just guessing from the details you provided above :)

    /Kim A

  • Nicolai Sørensen 42 posts 66 karma points
    Oct 01, 2010 @ 11:07
    Nicolai Sørensen
    <xsl:output method="xml" omit-xml-declaration="yes"/>
    <xsl:param name="currentPage"/>
    <xsl:template match="/">
    <xsl:variable name="fileId" select="/macro/FileId"/>
    <xsl:variable name="fileURL" select="/macro/FileURL"/>
    <xsl:variable name="fwidth" select="/macro/FWidth"/>
    <xsl:variable name="fheight" select="/macro/FHeight"/>
    <xsl:variable name="cssId" select="/macro/CssId"/>
    <xsl:variable name="urlParameters" select="/macro/UrlParameters"/>
    <xsl:if test="$fileId != '' or $fileURL != ''">
      <xsl:variable name="trueFileURL">
        <xsl:when test="$fileId != ''">
          <xsl:value-of select="$fileId/node/data[@alias = 'umbracoFile']"/>
          <xsl:value-of select="$fileURL"/>

    Tried removing "node" but nothing happened

  • Kim Andersen 1447 posts 2196 karma points MVP
    Oct 01, 2010 @ 11:21
    Kim Andersen

    Are you using the new or the old XML schema?

    And what does your $fileId contain? Only the choosen id from the media picker?

    If $fileId contais a media id you shopuld be able to get the path to the media this way if you are using the old schema:

    <xsl:value-of select="umbraco.library:GetMedia($fileId,0)/data[@alias='umbracoFile']" />

    And this way if you are using the new schema:

    <xsl:value-of select="umbraco.library:GetMedia($fileId,0)/umbracoFile" />

    /Kim A

  • Nicolai Sørensen 42 posts 66 karma points
    Oct 01, 2010 @ 11:31
    Nicolai Sørensen

    I'm not sure what you mean, but this is the macro

    <umbraco:Macro FileId="1081" FileURL="" FWidth="960" FHeight="250" CssId="" UrlParameters="" Alias="InsertFlash" runat="server"></umbraco:Macro>

    In the macro FileId then becomes "demo/media/103/top.swfswf533359", guessing from mediaCurrent processing it.

    I have tried both your examples and on the mainpage it writes "error in the macro file"

  • Matthias 87 posts 173 karma points
    Oct 12, 2010 @ 15:43


    i don't know if you already solved it. I had the same problem.
    If you use the old schema (and i guess you do) you have to insert a "*" to get the correct result:

    <xsl:value-of select="umbraco.library:GetMedia($fileId,0)/*/data[@alias='umbracoFile']" />


  • Nicolai Sørensen 42 posts 66 karma points
    Oct 12, 2010 @ 15:48
    Nicolai Sørensen

    Ty so much Matthias.


    Just tested it and the did the trick.

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