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Item6449: $dollarpercnt not working as expected in SEARCH

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Engine SEARCH Normal No Action Required   n/a  

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Requirement: for each X:
search for topics where a specified form field has value X
for each hit, print the mod date (without the time component).

We tried

%FOREACH{"release" in="8, 19"}%

---++ $release

 topic="*Projects20.*" type="regex" nonoise="off"
 format="[$formfield(ProjectName) $percntCALC{$FORMATTIME($TIME($date),$day $mon $year)}$percnt "}$percnt


which doesn't work (as expected) because the CALC is evaluated too soon (before $date has a value).

But when we changed to

$dollarpercntCALC{ $FORMATTIME($TIME($date),$day $mon $year) }$dollarpercnt

which should work (as documented), we see

$percntCALC{ $FORMATTIME($TIME($date),$day $mon $year) }$percnt

printed on the screen!

It turns out that

 $percnt$nopCALC{$FORMATTIME($TIME($date),$day $mon $year)}$nop$percnt


So we have a solution. But the failure of $dollarpercnt to work as documented feels like a bug.

-- TWiki:Main/VickiBrown - 06 May 2010

The bug is in an unfortunate spec of TWiki:Plugins/ForEachPlugin: It expands $pernct anywhere within FOREACH and NEXT. You can lobby the maintainer of the ForEachPlugin to change the spec.

-- TWiki:Main.PeterThoeny - 08 May 2010

Summary $dollarpercnt not working as expected in SEARCH
ReportedBy TWiki:Main.VickiBrown
Codebase 4.2.4
SVN Range TWiki-5.0.0-rc1, Mon, 03 May 2010, build 18580
AppliesTo Engine
Component SEARCH
Priority Normal
CurrentState No Action Required


TargetRelease n/a

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Topic revision: r2 - 2010-05-08 - PeterThoeny
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