thanks stefan

 obj.data

worked like a charm

odd that i didn't run across it in my searching

anyway,

thanks again  :-)

justin


From: Stefan Tjarks <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: zope@zope.org
Subject: Re: [Zope] getting the contents of a zope file object
Date: Thu, 04 Oct 2007 14:14:46 +1000

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Justin Olmanson wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I have a folder which contains text/html files.
>
> I use a dtml method on a file to display a file's contents using
> <dtml-var "this()">. It works great.
>
> So the user's browser is here:
> http://domain.com/folderA/file04/dtml_method
>
> What I need is a way to get the contents of file01, file02 & file03
> while the user remains at the above url.
>
> I've been trying to do this via an [internal] python script. Within the
> dtml_method script i call the python script -passing it the name of the
> folder (folderA) and the name of the current file (file04).
>
> I use the folderA to create a folderObject (not shown) which I use to
> access and iterate through the files therein (line 1). Then I check to
> make sure the current file is not file04 (line 2). Then I append some
> file-specific properties to a list (used to create links and
> descriptions) (lines 3-5). I would also like to append the file contents
> or a portion of the file contents in string form (line 6) but what i
> have tried has not worked.
>
> line 1:     for obj in folderObj.objectValues('File'):
> line 2:          if obj.fileName != file04:
> line 3:               r.append([obj.fileName, obj.location])
> line 4:               r.append([obj.fileName, obj.date])
> line 5:               r.append([obj.fileName, obj.creator])
> line 6:               r.append([obj.fileName, obj.??????])
>

try
        obj.data
or
        obj.PrincipiaSearchSource()
should work in your case as well.

- -stef
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