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In WebPreferences I set

  • Set WEBFORMS = %SEARCH{ "Form$" scope="topic" type="regex" format="$topic" separator=", " nonoise="on" }%

There are a few more places where I've desired to generate perference values. Obviously, there could be a performance hit of using a search here, but if cached that could be acceptable.

This appears to give a perfectly valid WEBFORMS value.

However, clicking add form on a page results in

Possible form templates

Searched: name="formtemplate
Number of topics: 0

A corrupted version of chooser form.

That's because what you are trying to do is not valid. Here's how it works:

  1. You set the variable WEBFORMS to the value %SEARCH{...}%
  2. TWiki parses that value into a list, separating on ,
  3. TWiki formats the list as an option select

Note the missing step between 1 and 2; TWiki does not expand variables embedded into the list of forms.

You can try requesting this as an enhancement, of course. Raise a brainstorm topic in Codev.


Summary Using %SEARCH% in WebPreferences:WEBFORMS results in broken Add Form list
ReportedBy TWiki:Main.JadeCravy
Codebase 4.0.2
SVN Range Mon, 05 Jun 2006 build 10479
AppliesTo Engine

Priority Enhancement
CurrentState New


TargetRelease n/a
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Topic revision: r4 - 2006-06-22 - JadeCravy
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