on 1/23/01 1:20 PM, Ivan Cornell at [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:


Hi Ivan,

Thanks. The "_.getitem(myId)" works well. I've made a note of the "hasattr"
trick as well for future reference.


Geoff
> Geoff Armstrong wrote:
> 
>> What I'm trying to do here is avoid using <dtml-in, since in order for it to
>> put the object in the namespace it has to iterate over all of them (there
>> could be any number).
>> 
>> All I have at the beginning is the name of the object in the REQUEST part of
>> the namespace as picked up from a form. My method is the action to that
>> form.
>> 
>> In DTML there doesn't seem to be a way of saying, "I have this string with
>> the name of an object, now fetch me the object."
>> 
> 
> Hi Geoff,
> 
> Try using _.getitem(), as in:
> <dtml-let myObject="_.getitem(myId)">
> ... <dtml-call myObject.foo> ...
> </dtml-let>
> or probably:
> <dtml-let myObject="_.getitem(REQUEST['myId'])">
> 
> If you aren't sure of the existance of the object, wrap the above in:
> <dtml-if "_.hasattr(this(), REQUEST['myId'])">
> </dtml-if>
> 
> Ivan
> 
> 
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