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Passing DB Field to Function


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Garrett

25 October 2008 at 8:10am Community Member, 245 Posts

Hi,

In my template, I am passing the value of a CMS-entered db field, a URL, to a function in my page class like so:

$LastRSSFeedAuthor($StaffRSSFeedURL)

...and am getting the following error:

Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_STRING, expecting ')' in C:\WINDOWS\Temp\silverstripe-cacheC--wwwroot-wamp-www-horngroup\.cacheC..wwwroot.wamp.www.horngroup.mysite.templates.Layout.StaffHolder.ss on line 117

This function takes a URL as a parameter, and is working fine elsewhere as long as the actual URL is passed. If it is a VARIABLE, it chokes up on me. What am I doing wrong here?

In other words, it works like this:

$LastRSSFeedAuthor(http://horngroup.blogs.com/horn_group_weblog/rss-sabrinahorn.xml)

What's the difference???

Thanks,
Garrett

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Willr

25 October 2008 at 12:50pm Forum Moderator, 5511 Posts

You can't pass variables to functions in the template eg they can't be $Vars. Its one of the short comings of the template parser. You will
need to find a way around this somehow :)