Variables in Locale files

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Variables in Locale files

Postby tikidream » Mon Oct 14, 2013 11:36 am

Trying to add a variable in a locale file but I haven't been able to get it to work.

My steps:
1. Set the variable in the page handler
2. Reference the variable in the locale file
3. Call the locale key in the template file

I get the key back but the variable call is returned verbatum as though it weren't a variable. I suspect I may be trying to set the variable too late in the process after the locale has already been transformed, but I'm not sure if that's it, and if it is, I'm not sure where the best place to define the variable would be.

The page I'm attempting to have the variable show up on is index.php/journal/author/submissionReview/321

Expected return value
<h1>Variable: Desired Value Here</h1>

Actual returned value
<h1>Variable: {$myVar}</h1>

Here's what I've got:


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function submissionReview($args) {

$templateMgr->assign("myVar", "Desired Value Here");



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 <message key="author.article.revisions.myvar"><![CDATA[ <h1>Variable: {$myVar}</h1>]]></message>


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{translate key="author.article.revisions.myvar"}

Any thoughts on what might be preventing the transformation?

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Re: Variables in Locale files

Postby JasonNugent » Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:13 am

Hi there,

If you want to do a variable replacement inside a locale key, you need to pass the variable into the {translate} smarty call:

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{translate key="" variableName="value"}

And then you'd have:

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<message key="">Some text and a {$variableName}</message>

The rest of what you've done is fine.


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Re: Variables in Locale files

Postby tikidream » Tue Oct 15, 2013 8:12 am

Aha! That was the missing piece of the puzzle. Thanks!

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