Is there a makro or a plugin corresponding to the DPL tag in Media Wiki

We need a dynamically build table, which displays several summaries from each page, found by a label like the excerpts macros allow to do. Unfortunately excerpts macros only allow to display exactly one part of the found pages, but we need to display serveral parts of each page.

In Media Wiki we defined a DPL tag like this:

<DPL>
  category=IT-Services List
  uses=Template:IT-Service
  includepage={IT-Service} dpl
  mode=userformat
  listseparators=¶{|class=sortable ¶!IT-Servicename ¶!Bezug LS ¶!Kurzbeschreibung ¶!ZBO ,¶|-¶|[[%PAGE%]] ¶,¶,¶|}
  secseparators=¶
</DPL>

To render a table like that:

The content of each cell of this table was taken from the sites, which where related to the category "IT-Services List"

We tried to use the content-by-label macro and the children-display macro, but both of them don't allow to get more than one part (defined by the first excerpts macro of each page) of the related pages and both of them can't be displayed as a table.

Is there a macro or a plugin which is able to create a table like the one above?

Best regards

Ralph

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I am not sure whether this would fit into your requirement, but similar data might be able to be generated using both Metadata macro and Detail Summary macro. You can read the documentation for more information. For the source you need to use metadata macro and detail summary macro for the result.

Thanks a lot Rian for your comment. This is a possible solution, but it makes a lot of work in our migration process, because the information summarized in the table are evenly distributed over the whole page. Unfortunately it isn't possible to place more than one Metadata Macros on one page, each with one single information part. If you do so, each page is listed in the table as often as it contains number of Metadata Macros.

Ralph

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