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How can I use select values already in a topic when expecting them in a select definition for EDITTABLE?

The EditTablePlugin allows select values when directly defined in the format and basically also macros if escaped like:


So I tried a search at this point which doesn't work out as I expected although it generally works if put directly into the topic:

%SEARCH{ "--find--" type="literal" web="%USERSWEB%" topic="WorkCountry" scope="text" nonoise="on" multiple="on" format="$pattern(.*?( [^*].*? ).*)," }%

The relevant part of the EDITTABLE definition was:

| select, 1, %<nop>SEARCH{ "--find--" type="literal" web="Main" topic="WorkCountry" scope="text" nonoise="on" multiple="on" format="$pattern(.*?( [^*].*? ).*)," }% |

But resulted in:

  • screenshot of the "failing" search:
    search for edittable select.png

Are there maybe other known ways to do that except of putting all values directly into the select definition? That'll be pretty valuable I guess and could be a good tip too.

-- IngoKappler - 23 Jul 2009

It seems that EDITTABLE is being run before the SEARCH. You can work-around that by using a CALC, since the SpreadsheetPlugin is usually set to run before EDITTABLE.

E.g., this works:
%EDITTABLE{format="| select,3,,%CALC{$GET(myoptions)}% |"}%

It makes your markup marginally easier to read too, instead having a long EDITTABLE line.

-- SeanMorgan - 29 Jul 2009

QuestionForm edit

Subject Using an extension
Extension EditTablePlugin
Version Foswiki 1.0.6
Status Answered
Topic attachments
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
search_for_edittable_select.pngpng search_for_edittable_select.png manage 5 K 23 Jul 2009 - 13:04 IngoKappler screenshot of the "failing" search
Topic revision: r2 - 29 Jul 2009, SeanMorgan - This page was cached on 16 Feb 2019 - 11:16.

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