Re-using content with a dataselect
How can I use content from one part of my site in a select list to create content on another page?
Your editors have created a list on one page of the site - for example a list of offices - you now want to let them select an office name from that list.
You can do this easily in Perch with our dataselect Field Type. It creates a select box which draws its options from the content of another region.
I have a Region on my /careers/index.php page that lists the offices. The template used for this Region looks like this.
<perch:content id="title" type="text" label="Office name" required title> <perch:content id="slug" for="title" type="slug">
On my job listing page I want the editor to just be able to select one of the office names already entered on this page. I enable this with the following Perch template tag.
<perch:content id="office" label="Office" type="dataselect" page="/careers/index.php" region="Offices" options="title">
pageattribute is the page that the original content is on
- The type is
regionattribute is the Perch Region on the page
optionsattribute is used to pass in the field or fields I want to use in my dataselect. You can use multiple fields, separated by spaces.
allowemptyboolean attribute is used to make the selection optional.