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Specific value IF statement


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kevino

1 December 2009 at 2:32am Community Member, 30 Posts

I want to be able to make an IF statement based on the value of the field entered in the cms.
The field I have is a drop down, so it's controllable to an extent.

I currently have a filedataobjectmanager where one of the values is a catogory.
I've then got a jqury filtering system setup where the files are filtered by download categories.

What I want to acheive is to only show the filter button for file types which are there, so I never have an empty area.

I'm thinking something along these lines:

<ul id="downloads-menu">
   <li class="title">Select Type</li>
      <li class="current"><a href="#nogo">All</a></li>
      <% if Category(financial-information) %><li><a href="#nogo">Financial Information</a></li><% end_if %>
      <% if Category(management-information) %><li><a href="#nogo">Management Information</a></li><% end_if %>
      <% if Category(uk-specific) %><li><a href="#nogo">UK Specific</a></li><% end_if %>
      ...etc
</ul>

How would I acheive this. I know "<% if Category(uk-specific) %>" doesn't work - but what will?

Cheers! :D