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Embedded Velocity Variable in Form Field Call


I was trying to do the following, but nothing would show up in my Jira description:


#set( $range= $convert.toInteger("[]") )        

#foreach($i in [1..$range])

#set($add = "[entry.actionType${i}]")

#set($sendAway = "$sendAway$add")


"description": "$sendAway" return 1,2,3,4 etc...

This is suppose to get the value from the field which end with different number 1 through 6 and append then into my description.

I was just wondering if it possible to do this on confiforms or is it not supported?

Also this is inside my overall Jira IFTTT oncreated request.

Thanks :)

1 answer

In ConfiForms the template you give is first evaluated for "[entry.field_name]" expressions, finding the values for expressions you have

And then, attempting to evaluate it as a Velocity Template

So, having something like [entry.actionType${i}] will never work, as well as using "$convert" (which is not something you have available in the Velocity context)


okay, Thanks!

If I do something like:

#($var = "entry.actionType$i")

#($add = "[$var]")

will this also not work because of the fact that it's evaluated first even though "entry." doesn't exist?

EDIT: I tried it out and it does not work, but if there a work around by any chance or am I out of luck?

Of course it will not work as explained before (why) - there is no such thing as entry.actionType$i when [entry.field_name] expressions get processed

I am actually not sure what is the end result you want to achieve.

I am trying to make a range for loop that will access all of my fields because the only difference between all my fields is that the number at the end is different. So I wanted to dynamically change the last number before trying to access the fields and just do everything I need to do in that 1 for loop. If that doesn't make sense let me know and I can give an example.

What you are trying to do will not work this way.

As explained earlier the expressions are evaluated BEFORE the template gets processed as Velocity template

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