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Item2386: missing format operator - $preference() or extend $meta()

Priority: Enhancement
Current State: Confirmed
Released In: n/a
Target Release: n/a
Applies To: Engine
Component: FoswikiMeta, SEARCH
Reported By: SvenDowideit
Waiting For: PaulHarvey, SvenDowideit
Last Change By: PaulHarvey
<AlexWayne> Hello everyone. I am trying to pass a value to a field in a form taken from a variable, but so far have not been able to.  Is there a way to do it? My case: I am using the Workflow Plugin and have a variable: %WORKFLOWLASTTIME_APPROVED% and I want to assign the variable value to a form field, so I can use the $formfield() in formatted searches... any idea? thx
<CDot> you can't do that, but you can do something else....
<CDot> workflow plugin stores it's data in a %META: tag in the topic, which can be searched using a query search
<CDot> oh, um, but there's no way to get it using $formfield()
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<AlexWayne> Tricky. It should be interesting to have something like $meta()
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<AlexWayne> Is there some other way to put metadata in a search result? I have found in the documentation that it can be used for searching though.
<CDot> AlexWayne: unfortunately the designers of %SEARCH didn't consider that :-(
<CDot> you can use a $pattern(), I guess

basically, we need to provide ways for Set * to be identical to META:PREFERNCE and then promote that to the same level of support as META:FORMFIELD

TOM, format and so on.

-- SvenDowideit - 20 Nov 2009

this would be addressed by SynchroniseInlineAndMetaPrefs

-- SvenDowideit - 17 Mar 2011

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Summary missing format operator - $preference() or extend $meta()
ReportedBy SvenDowideit
Codebase trunk
SVN Range SVN 5582: Foswiki-1.1.0-dev, Thu, 29 Oct 2009, build 5392
AppliesTo Engine
Component FoswikiMeta, SEARCH
Priority Enhancement
CurrentState Confirmed
WaitingFor PaulHarvey, SvenDowideit
TargetRelease n/a
ReleasedIn n/a
Topic revision: r4 - 03 Apr 2011, PaulHarvey
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