On 10/11/00 10:52 am, "Phil Harris" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> tone,
> How about (untested):
> where 'dboptions' is the string pulled from the DB, and 'options' is the
> list needed.
> <dtml-call "REQUEST.set('options',[])">
> <dtml-in "_.string.split(dboptions[1:-1],',')">
> <dtml-call "options.append(_.int(_['sequence-item']))">
> </dtml-in>
> This would then give you take the string "['1','2','3']" and turn it into
> the list [1,2,3].
> hth
> Phil

Aha! That's just about what I'd come up with before. Ok, well to be honest I
actually got as far as the string.split and ended up using a _.string.find()
construct to get a pseudo-lookup working :)

I suppose to make it more generic, you'd lose the _.int() part.

Thanks for the info Phil.
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