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  • Stephen 204 posts 246 karma points
    Dec 21, 2011 @ 13:34

    Getting a list of services based on a checkbox list item being checked

    Hey there...I have created a checkbox list datatype, which list all the rooms in a building.

    I then have a serviceItem doc type which uses the above datatype.  When the CMS user adds a new service item like "Flat screen TV" they can then check which room has this service.

    So far so good i think!?

    I now want to pull out using XSLT the list of services for each room, so my question is how do i check that a checkbox is checked?



  • Rich Green 2246 posts 3991 karma points
    Dec 21, 2011 @ 13:53
    Rich Green

    Hi Stephen,

    I would have a look at your App_Data/Umbraco.config file and see who the data is held, if I remember rightly it's CSV.

    So you can use a 'contains' in XSLT, remember to add a preceeding and trailing comma, so you get an exact match.

    Hope this helps


  • Stephen 204 posts 246 karma points
    Dec 21, 2011 @ 16:11

    Hey Rich thanks for the heads up on that worked a treat...I'm now thinking i want to extend this further... :-)

    I've made my working XSLT a macro and allowed the user to insert via editor...can i use the datatype checkbox list that i created to enter the macro parameters?

    I dont see the option in the parameter type dropdown...


  • Rich Green 2246 posts 3991 karma points
    Dec 21, 2011 @ 16:18
    Rich Green

    Hey Stephen,

    Glad you got that one bit worked out.

    Not sure I understand your other question?


  • Stephen 204 posts 246 karma points
    Dec 21, 2011 @ 16:53

    often the case!

    Ok i have my XSLT that lists services by room like so...

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    <!DOCTYPE xsl:stylesheet [
        <!ENTITY nbsp "&#x00A0;">
      exclude-result-prefixes="msxml umbraco.library">

        <xsl:output method="xml" omit-xml-declaration="yes"/>
        <xsl:param name="currentPage"/>
        <xsl:template match="/">

             <h3><xsl:value-of select="$currentPage/@nodeName" /> Services</h3>
                <xsl:for-each select="$currentPage/ancestor-or-self::* [@isDoc]/ServiceHome/* [@isDoc]">
                    <xsl:sort select="@createDate" order="ascending"/>
                    <!-- Position() <= $noOfItems -->
                     <xsl:if test="contains(rooms, 'The London Room')">    
                     <h4><xsl:value-of select="@nodeName" /></h4>
                     <p><xsl:value-of select="umbraco.library:StripHtml(serviceDescription)"/></p>




    So i've made this a macro so that the user can insert the code above into a text editor.  However the above code use the hardcoded "The London Room" where as i would like to let the user select which room they want when inserting the macro.

    It would seem the best way would be to re-use the datatype checkbox list of the rooms but can i do this for the parameters?


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