check if a block chooser is empty

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09 Jan, 2014 03:12 AM

I'm modifying the format for our calendar to use a block chooser for the contact information. What is the best way to check if a block chooser is empty? I tried this in my script, but it displays $_SerialializerTool.serialize($contactInfo, true) if the block is empty. Is there a way to check if a node exists, instead of checking if a node is empty? I'm using the SerializerTool because in some of our contact blocks there is html (just not the sample I provided below).

`#if ($contactInfo.value != "")

$_SerializerTool.serialize($contactInfo, true)


block xml:
<contact type="block"> <content>(417) 328-6302</content> <path>/_internal/blocks/contact-info/birth-place</path> <site></site> <name>birth-place</name> </contact>

Empty block xml:


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  1. How do I include structured data content with an asset chooser?

    By default, asset choosers will not include structured data content for a chosen asset. In order to include this content, modify the chooser field and set the Render Content Depth field to a value of at least 2.

    Note: Depending on the structure of the chosen asset, a higher value may be required.





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  1. lauren.fraser closed this discussion on 09 Jan, 2014 03:13 AM.

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