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    using if condition on form.sort
    Hi David,

    I'm using AE 071104. I'm attempting to add sortable columns for the list results and wanted the column links to change on the sort condition like:

    <a href="{cfg.script.url}{if form.type}type={form.type}/{endif}{if form.mode}mode={form.mode}/{endif}{if form.sort == "+titlerank"}sort=-titlerank{else}sort=+titlerank{endif}">Name</a>

    so if they sorted by product name A-Z first by passing sort=+titlerank, it will then update the column url to have sort=-titlerank so that when they click it again, it will sort descending.

    When I try the above, I get "Unknown if condition: form.sort == "+titlerank"

    I've also tried:
    {if form.sort is +titlerank}
    {if form.sort = +titlerank}

    and tried putting quotes around +titlerank too.

    Any ideas or does ae.pl not support this value properly in the expression or condition? simply echoing the value seems to work fine using {form.sort} and will properly echo "+titlerank"

    Thanks
    Josh

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    You're thinking of DySE's "if" parser. AE's "if" statement parser is not that sophisticated. AE only handles boolean (0/1) conditions in "if" statements.

    You could set your own variable in the URL (to 0/1) such "sorttitleaz" and check for it, such as:

    {if form.sorttitleaz}&sort=-titlerank&sorttitleaz=0{else}&sort=+titlerank&sorttitleaz=1{endif}

    (actually, you can leave out the &sorttitleaz=0 since undefined variables automatically equate to false; I put it in so that the two URL's are symmetric).

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    great idea! Thanks!

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