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{$var=...}

This is a short-hand version of the {assign} function. You can assign values directly to the template, or assign values to array elements too.

Note

Assignment of variables in-template is essentially placing application logic into the presentation that may be better handled in PHP. Use at your own discretion.

The following attributes can be added to the tag:

Attributes:

Attribute Name Shorthand Type Required Default Description
scope n/a string No n/a The scope of the assigned variable: 'parent','root' or 'global'

Option Flags:

Name Description
nocache Assigns the variable with the 'nocache' attribute

Example 54. Simple assignment


{$name='Bob'}

The value of $name is {$name}.

  

The above example will output:


The value of $name is Bob.

  

Example 55. Assignment with math


{$running_total=$running_total+$some_array[row].some_value}

  

Example 56. Assignment of an array element


{$user.name="Bob"}

  

Example 57. Assignment of an multidimensional array element


{$user.name.first="Bob"}

  

Example 58. Appending an array


{$users[]="Bob"}

  

Example 59. Assigment in the scope of calling template

Variables assigned in the included template will be seen in the including template.


{include file="sub_template.tpl"}
...
{* display variable assigned in sub_template *}
{$foo}<br>
...

  

The template above includes the example sub_template.tpl below


...
{* foo will be known also in the including template *}
{$foo="something" scope=parent}
{* bar is assigned only local in the including template *}
{$bar="value"}
...


See also {assign} and {append}

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