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txp:article_custom sortby custom field name
<small><b>first: I dont know what happened with the title of this thread. I made some typo errors. It would be ok if any administrator can correct it. thanks.</b></small>
An article list outputted by txp:article_custom can be sorted by custom fields values.
This is not included yet in the <a href=“http://textpattern.net/wiki/index.php?title=Txp:article_custom_/”>documentation</a>
It’s as simple as using this:
<code><txp:article_custom sortby=“custom_1” sortdir=“asc” /></code>
But that nice trick doesnt work if you try to use your custom_1 name.
Example: your custom_1 field name is “price”.
<code><txp:article_custom sortby=“price” sortdir=“asc” /></code>
This wont output anything.
The “problem” with using values like “custom_1” to sort the list is that you have to remember wich is the custom field number that you want to use to sort the list.
(example: “I want to order by “price” but I cant remember: custom_1 was named “price”? or it was custom_7?”)
Finally, if this can be implemented, let me add a suggestion:
if there are troubles with using custom fields name as sortby=“price” (because, for example, it could exist a custom field named “author” for books reviews, and maybe this could cause troubles with the actual value “author” for sortby), maybe it can be done in this way:
This way, you only need to remember the name of your custom field and add a “custom_” in front.
What do you think?
Edit: all this can be applied also for < txp:article / >
(Edit: updated title. :) -Mary)
Last edited by Mary (2006-03-19 09:34:34)
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Re: txp:article_custom sortby custom field name
I don’t find it a big problem to remember chosen names for the custom fields. Just look at or print the list you defined in admin/preferences. Implementing what you want requires a function that maps user input custom field names to custom_n field numbers.