Access Content-let data of Page without parseContainer()

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Ryan O'Dell

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Jul 28, 2023, 1:15:10 PM7/28/23
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I'm looking to write-out the title of the page (head) from a specific content-let provided to the page, it renders with "parseContainer" just fine, but I thought there might be a velocity variable to access the content-let field data without using the parseContainer (directly from the template).

Thank you,
Ryan

Will Ezell

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Jul 28, 2023, 2:35:54 PM7/28/23
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Is it a url mapped contentlet or just a contentlet that has been placed on the page?  If it is a urlmapped content, you can obviously just add $URLMapContent.pagetitle.  If it is content that is part of a container, it becomes a bit trickier and you have to hack around a bit.  The list of content identifiers for each container is stored in the velocity context under a variable that looks like this:

$contentletList{container_identifier}{uuid}

Try code like this on a page and see if that gets you going:

<ul>
   #foreach($vel in $context.getKeys())
      #if($vel.startsWith("contentletList"))
          <li><b>$vel</b></li>
         #set($x =$context.get("$vel"))
         <ul>
         #foreach($id in $x)
            #set($con = $dotcontent.find($id))
            #if($con)
               <li>$con.title</li>
            #end
         #end
         </ul>
      #end
   #end
</ul>






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Ryan O'Dell

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Jul 28, 2023, 2:50:37 PM7/28/23
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Thanks Will, it's for the URL mapped content details page, yes 👍

$URLMapContent

I assume that'll give me access to all of the content-let fields.

Thank you,
Ryan


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Ryan O'Dell

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Jul 28, 2023, 4:29:46 PM7/28/23
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Tested, you can use  $URLMapContent.[field-name]

I've added a small macro to the theme template.vtl as follows:

## The following macro permits you to pass a wanted item and a default item as a fallback
## example: #getItem($!URLMapContent.displayTitle, $!dotPageContent.friendlyName)
#macro(getItem $item $defaultItem)
#if ($UtilMethods.isSet($item))
$item
#else
$!defaultItem
#end
#end

This allows you to setup the page meta from both the url mapped content fields and the fallback page property fields.

Thanks for that Will.

Ryan
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