Difference between # and & in loop


I looked in the documentation, but can't seem to find the answer. In Xporter, when using a template, what is the difference between # and & ? I have seem both, but can't figure when I use one instead of the other?


&{for issues}
Issue Key: ${Key}


#{for issues}
Issue Key: ${Key}



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Hi @Barry Allan,

The main difference between $ and & is:

& -> Must be used on iterations over Issues. This allows you to create static zones in your documents.

#-> Must be used on conditional blocks or iterations over Issue data like Comments, Links etc...

Regarding to the first one, you can see more here.

The $ is used to get printed fields on document, also used to call Xporter functions.

Finally, you can use Javascript code too, using the notation %{Javascript code here}. This allows you to do some data handling and it is also used on conditional block as a condition.


Rui Rodrigues.

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