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value from the database into javascript


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6 December 2009 at 7:28am (Last edited: 6 December 2009 7:30am), Community Member, 224 Posts

public static $db = array(
'TrackingName' => 'HTMLText'

function getCMSFields() {
$fields = parent::getCMSFields();
$fields->addFieldToTab("Root.Content.Main", new TextField('TrackingName','Tracking Code Name'));


How do I get this value from the database for the page I am on, and pass it to a javascript var? Maybe metadata

var trackingname = $TrackingName (I know this isn't right - this idea)


6 December 2009 at 8:12am (Last edited: 6 December 2009 8:14am), Community Member, 224 Posts

Well, not sure if this is ok or not, but it works.

var trackingname = $TrackingName works

My TrackingName field - I entered "test" and it passed it into the script!

Better yet, I added the quote around the name and that worked also... var trackingname = "$TrackingName"

Then I just entered the name of my code in the field.