On Mon, 29 May 2000, Kyler B. Laird wrote:

> This is not the same functionality as is provided
> by the "optional" attribute.  How would I use it
> with an integer, for example?  I don't want a
> default value; I want the option of not having
> the value set at all.
> I like the optional attribute.  I'd like to see
> it do more than sit idle in the code.

You don't have to do the typechecking in the 'arguments' box if you don't
want. eg. in your arguments section:


And your method:

select * from enrolments
<dtml-sqlgroup where>
    <dtml-sqltest course type=int optional>
    <dtml-sqltest subject type=nb optional>

The definition of the 'optional' tag from the docs might help here:
    '''A flag indicating if the test is optional. If the test is optional
    and no value is provided for a variable, or the value provided is
    an invalid empty string, then no text is inserted'''

Hmm... looking at this definition, it seems you have found a bug
(but setting the default value to "" in the arguments section will
provide a workaround). Or maybe 'no value provided' means 'is None'.
Anyone from DC want to provide a ruling? :-)

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