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#13 2021-08-17 08:46:51

etc
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Re: Linklist bug?

Ahem… I thought this fairly complicated issue nailed… it is not. Back to old dogs variable then, mea culpa.

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#14 2021-08-20 06:17:21

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Re: Linklist bug?

A combination of old dog and new code yielded the solution for this one. Posting it here, should anyone have a similar issue.

<txp:variable name="active_links"><txp:linklist category="active" form=""><txp:link_url /></txp:linklist></txp:variable>
<txp:if_variable name="active_links" value="">
<h4>Previous emails</h4>
<txp:linklist category="expired" evaluate="link_description" sort="id desc" wraptag="ul" break="li" labeltag="" label=""  limit="5" form="" trim><txp:link_description />: <a href="<txp:link_url />"><txp:link_name /></a></txp:linklist>
<txp:else />
<txp:linklist category="active" evaluate="link_description" sort="id desc" wraptag="ul" break="li" labeltag="h4" label="Latest emails" limit="10" form="" trim><txp:link_description />: <a href="<txp:link_url />"><txp:link_name /></a></txp:linklist>
<txp:linklist category="expired" evaluate="link_description" sort="id desc" wraptag="ul" break="li" labeltag="h4" label="Previous emails"  limit="5" form="" trim><txp:link_description />: <a href="<txp:link_url />"><txp:link_name /></a></txp:linklist>
</txp:if_variable>

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#15 2021-08-20 08:11:33

etc
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Re: Linklist bug?

colak wrote #331432:

A combination of old dog and new code yielded the solution for this one.

Hmm, maybe yes, maybe no. If you have a chance to try your old new code on 4.8.8, please let me know if it works.

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#16 2021-08-20 08:18:09

etc
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Re: Linklist bug?

Another thing to keep in mind when using evaluate in lists with limit is that you can get no output even when there are some valid items. It works like this:

  • limit number of items are retrieved from db;
  • each is tested by evaluate;
  • the items that do not pass the test are eliminated.

So you generally get les than limit items in the resulting list.

Edit: to be sure you get all valid links in your case, you can try sort="description='', id DESC".

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#17 2021-08-20 08:31:45

colak
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Re: Linklist bug?

etc wrote #331434:

Another thing to keep in mind when using evaluate in lists with limit is that you can get no output even when there are some valid items. It works like this:

  • limit number of items are retrieved from db;
  • each is tested by evaluate;
  • the items that do not pass the test are eliminated.

So you generally get les than limit items in the resulting list.

Hi Oleg, It’s good to know. Thankfully, I am in charge of the list and all links are OK, even with the limit. In fact I use the evaluate tag to help me identify my errors. In this case, it is my posting of links without a description.


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#18 2021-08-20 08:38:26

etc
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Re: Linklist bug?

Hi Yiannis, I just can not reproduce your issue on 4.8.8, whence the request.

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#19 2021-08-20 08:51:43

colak
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Re: Linklist bug?

Admittedly, I cannot reproduce it on the demo site either. It may be something in my setup which I could not figure out. I did correct the code above by removing the limit from the variable just to be on the safe side. I think you have access to my site, all you need is to access the latest modified article, should you wish to confirm if there is actually a bug.


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