Extracting data from other pages

Hi all,

is there a way to insert data in a page which comes from another page?

I'm trying to build a simple inventory: a list of pages created from a template which hold a collection of data, lets say from a server (CPU, memory, etc). Then I would like to be able to build a summary page, fed from the data of the other pages, so I can for example have only the CPU information of every server at a glance.

I took a look at the macros but didn't find exactly what I need. Maybe using named excerpts...

Does anybody know a solution?



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You've answered your own question - there's an excerpts macro that will do that.

Also, have a look at the include macro, and maybe the multiple excerpts add-on



the excerpts macro won't work because I can have just one per page and I need multiple ones (one for CPU, one for RAM, etc.).

With the include macro I would need to split every page into multple ones: one page for each server/attribute pair; every time I'd need to change an attribute I'd need to select the appropriate page...

Yes, multi excerpts was my best guess, I just wanted to know if there are other alternatives.




I've seen a couple that use user-macros and other add-ons, but they're not as nice as multi-excerpts. You've now outlined pretty much the ideal use-case for multi-excerpts!

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As an alternative you could have a look at the projectdoc Toolbox (which I am an author of - biased alarm! smile).

With projectdoc you can define tables with properties (CPU, RAM, ...) and then run queries and display the result in a table. You may also transclude multiple fragments, even from a result set based on properties of a table.

Maybe this suits your requirements:

Besides the use of properties you need to define content or sections very similar to how the excerpt macro works.

Hope this helps!

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If the pages where the data is stored are not created yet (or are not too much) use the page properties and page properties reports macro.

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Thanks Rober!

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Thanks Anne. I'll make some tests.

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It worked great Anne, thanks!

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