Is there a way to combine a list variable and status macro in a template?

I'd like to be able to configure a pick list for the status macro when using it in a template. As an example, I'd like to be able to pick Grey with the title Draft, Yellow with Submitted, Blue with In Test & Green with Completed.

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Davin Studer Community Champion Apr 17, 2017

You can, but you need to create a user macro to do it. Here is an example of the user macro setup.

Macro Name:
template_status

Macro Title:
Template Status

Macro Body Processing:
Rendered

Template:

## Developed by: Davin Studer
## Date created: 10/20/2015
## @noparams

#if ($body && $body != "")
    #if($body == "Status 1")
        #set ($color = "aui-lozenge-success") ## greeen
    #elseif ($body == "Status 2")
        #set ($color = "aui-lozenge-current") ## yellow
    #elseif ($body == "Status 3")
        #set ($color = "aui-lozenge-error") ## red
    #elseif ($body == "Status 4")
        #set ($color = "aui-lozenge-complete") ## blue
    #else
        #set ($color = "") ## gray
    #end
<span class="status-macro aui-lozenge $color">$body</span>
#end

 

Change the values in the user macro to match the values in your template list variable. When you setup the template put the user macro on the page and put the template variable into the body of the user macro.

Status.PNG

You won't see the status macro in edit mode, but when the page is viewed you will. It will still even work with things like the page properties and page properties report macros.

Thanks Devin, this is pretty great. I'll have to beg the powers that be to get my admin rights back so I can create a this macro. I think I'd go one better and make the 4 status settings configurable in the macro.

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