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Item13355: Formfield titles not expanding macros

Priority: Urgent
Current State: Closed
Released In: 2.0.0
Target Release: major
Applies To: Engine
Component: DataForms
Branches: master
Reported By: PadraigLennon
Waiting For:
Last Change By: GeorgeClark
In the form System.UserForm there is a field called Country defined as follows:

| [[%SYSTEMWEB%.CountryList][Country]] | select | 1 | | | |

The %SYSTEMWEB% macro does not get expanded and the field does not show the values in edit mode

When the web is hardcoded as follows it works:

| [[System.CountryList][Country]] | select | 1 | | | |

-- PadraigLennon - 07 Apr 2015

Here is a fix. Needs someone with greater form expertise then me to validate:

diff --git a/core/lib/Foswiki/ b/core/lib/Foswiki/
index beb8247..7d94dc1 100644
--- a/core/lib/Foswiki/
+++ b/core/lib/Foswiki/
@@ -345,7 +345,7 @@ sub _parseFormDefinition {
             if ( $field{title} =~ m/\[\[(.+)\]\[(.+)\]\]/ ) {
                 # use common defining topics with different field titles
-                $field{definingTopic} = fieldTitle2FieldName($1);
+                $field{definingTopic} = fieldTitle2FieldName(Foswiki::Func::expandCommonVariables($1));
                 $field{title}         = $2;

MichaelDaum, this probably needs your review. Seems simple enough. Allows use of %SYSTEMWEB% in the form definition. But forms are tricky and I'm hesitant to just check it in.

-- GeorgeClark - 07 Apr 2015

I went ahead and checked the fix in. It resolved the issue padraig_lennon reported on IRC.

-- GeorgeClark - 08 Apr 2015

Good catch.

-- MichaelDaum - 08 Apr 2015

ItemTemplate edit

Summary Formfield titles not expanding macros
ReportedBy PadraigLennon
Codebase 1.2.0 beta1
SVN Range
AppliesTo Engine
Component DataForms
Priority Urgent
CurrentState Closed
Checkins distro:4ae8ec5fb491
TargetRelease major
ReleasedIn 2.0.0
CheckinsOnBranches master
masterCheckins distro:4ae8ec5fb491
Topic revision: r6 - 05 Jul 2015, GeorgeClark - This page was cached on 21 Mar 2018 - 20:20.

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