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Variables in HTMLText


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20 January 2010 at 1:37am (Last edited: 20 January 2010 1:38am), Community Member, 88 Posts

i searched the forum and docs but didn't find any satisfying answer.
I have created custom "Details" Tab where i use (among others) a Size field. Now i would like to access the value in the main content wysiwyg by writing $Size. So that the template-engine replaces $Size with the real value (e.g. XXL).

Can this be achieved somehow? I tried $Size, {$Size}, {Details.Size}, <% Details.Size %> and similar but everything failed.


20 January 2010 at 1:37pm Community Member, 528 Posts

I'm sure I've seen a post on this before, but for the life of me I can't find it


20 January 2010 at 2:26pm Community Member, 167 Posts

Perhaps you mean something like this:


20 January 2010 at 2:46pm Community Member, 89 Posts

I never knew there was a recipe for that :) If you prefer to read the code, userforms does '$Userform' replacement.