Copied to clipboard

Flag this post as spam?

This post will be reported to the moderators as potential spam to be looked at


  • Nicolai Sørensen 42 posts 66 karma points
    Sep 26, 2012 @ 12:26
    Nicolai Sørensen
    0

    Use of Generic properties in macro

    Have tried so many of the solutions I found by searching the forum, but no luck yet.

    I have created a document-type that has a generic property called start-date and I want to make a macro for the document using that document-type that accesses start-date and more when it is finished.

    My problem is that I can't find the right way to get that generic property value into my macro. Most tries have been with currentPage.

  • Chriztian Steinmeier 2750 posts 8456 karma points MVP 6x admin c-trib
    Sep 26, 2012 @ 12:37
    Chriztian Steinmeier
    0

    Hi Nicolai,

    Try this simple macro - it will only do something if the currentpage is your specific Document Type and it has a value in the property - and then only if the date in that property is before "today"...

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
    <xsl:stylesheet
        version="1.0"
        xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform"
        xmlns:umb="urn:umbraco.library"
        exclude-result-prefixes="umb"
    >
    
        <xsl:output method="xml" indent="yes" omit-xml-declaration="yes" />
    
        <xsl:param name="currentPage" />
        <xsl:variable name="siteRoot" select="$currentPage/ancestor-or-self::*[@level = 1]" />
    
        <xsl:template match="/">
            <xsl:apply-templates select="$currentPage[self::DOCUMENT_TYPE_ALIAS][normalize-space(PROPERTY_ALIAS)]" />
        </xsl:template>
    
        <xsl:template match="DOCUMENT_TYPE_ALIAS">
            <xsl:if test="not(umb:DateGreaterThanToday(PROPERTY_ALIAS))">
                <!-- Do something -->
            </xsl:if>
        </xsl:template>
    
    </xsl:stylesheet>

    /Chriztian

  • Nicolai Sørensen 42 posts 66 karma points
    Sep 26, 2012 @ 13:00
    Nicolai Sørensen
    1

    Will try that as soon as I get home again.

    Will need to buy you a beer soon Chriztian, you've saved me quite a few times up till now :D

  • Chriztian Steinmeier 2750 posts 8456 karma points MVP 6x admin c-trib
    Sep 26, 2012 @ 13:02
    Chriztian Steinmeier
    0

    Haha :-)

    You're welcome,

    /Chriztian

  • Nicolai Sørensen 42 posts 66 karma points
    Sep 26, 2012 @ 16:17
    Nicolai Sørensen
    0

    Ok, back at my desk. I have tried the code and I must be doing something wrong.

            <xsl:param name="currentPage" />
            <xsl:variable name="siteRoot" select="$currentPage/ancestor-or-self::*[@level = 1]" />
    
            <xsl:template match="/">
                    <xsl:apply-templates select="$currentPage[self::cbx-date-ctrl-page][normalize-space('start-date')]" />
            </xsl:template>
    
            <xsl:template match="cbx-date-ctrl-page">
                    <xsl:if test="not(umb:DateGreaterThanToday('start-date'))">
                            <!-- Do something -->
                    </xsl:if>
            </xsl:template>

     

    I have tested that $currentPage/@nodeTypeAlias gives cbx-date-ctrl-page and i can see that the dates are there when I print a $currentPage[self::*]

  • Chriztian Steinmeier 2750 posts 8456 karma points MVP 6x admin c-trib
    Sep 26, 2012 @ 21:12
    Chriztian Steinmeier
    0

    Hi Nicolai,

    First off, if @nodeTypeAlias gives you something, you're using the "legacy XML schema" and then we need to address that.

    Second, where you use start-date be sure not to wrap quotes around, 'cause then you're sending a string instead of the actual value.

    So if you're actually using the new (since 4.5) XML schema this is the way to go:

    <xsl:template match="/">
        <xsl:apply-templates select="$currentPage[self::cbx-date-ctrl-page][normalize-space(start-date)]" />
    </xsl:template>
    
    <xsl:template match="cbx-date-ctrl-page">
        <xsl:if test="not(umb:DateGreaterThanToday(start-date))">
            <!-- Do something -->
        </xsl:if>
    </xsl:template>

    - otherwise, if you're stuck on the old one - do this:

    <xsl:template match="/">
        <xsl:apply-templates select="$currentPage[@nodeTypeAlias = 'scbx-date-ctrl-page'][normalize-space(data[@alias = 'start-date'])]" />
    </xsl:template>
    
    <xsl:template match="node[@nodeTypeAlias = 'cbx-date-ctrl-page']">
        <xsl:if test="not(umb:DateGreaterThanToday(data[@alias = 'start-date']))">
            <!-- Do something -->
        </xsl:if>
    </xsl:template>

    - YES, I know it's confusing, but you should really take your time to understand how these two otherwise identical pieces of code relate, and you'll be *so* much better at reading all the code samples people paste here & there... 

    /Chriztian

  • Nicolai Sørensen 42 posts 66 karma points
    Sep 27, 2012 @ 08:40
    Nicolai Sørensen
    0

    Hi Chriztian,

    You are right on all counts. Being php, java etc for what feels as a lifetime, this will take som getting use to, and especially the part with understading basics from your example.

    I learned from this that alot changed with 4.5, and as I am on 4.01 with the system I am servicing, I need to watch out when I look for solutions. Also I see that things have been so simplyfied which I will miss out on until they update my system ;)

    Again I owe you a huge beer, time and place please :D

Please Sign in or register to post replies

Write your reply to:

Draft