Locator Tool and getting the current attribute

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Ashley Williams

25 Feb, 2016 05:56 PM

Hello! What is the best method to get the value of the current attribute on a page using the locator tool? I've tried this but it doesn't seem to be working.

#set ( $currentPage = $_.locatePage($currentPagePath) )
$currentPage.identifier.current

Any help is appreciated. Thanks!

  1. 1 Posted by Wing Ming Chan on 25 Feb, 2016 06:42 PM

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    Hi, Ashley,

    What exactly are you trying to do? When you use the Locator Tool, there is no current attribute available. In fact, you are not dealing with XML at all, and there are no attributes to look at.

    One more thing. The global variable $currentPage already points to the current page. There is no point in using locatePage at all.

    For more information, see Lesson 8: $_DateTool and $_

    Wing

  2. 2 Posted by Ashley Williams on 03 Mar, 2016 04:12 PM

    Ashley Williams's Avatar

    Hi Wing,

    Sorry for not replying sooner. I was trying to check the current page's path against the path of a link I was setting up in a list. If they matched then I'd set a class to highlight the link. I ended up using

    #set ( $pagepath = $currentPagePath)
    
    which seems to work for my purposes. Thank you for your help!
  3. Ryan Griffith closed this discussion on 03 Mar, 2016 09:52 PM.

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