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Variable: Set

Sets a single variable in the TemplateVariableContainer scope. The variable then becomes accessible as {var}.

Combines well with v:variable.get to set shorter variable names referencing dynamic variables, such as:

<v:variable.set name="myObject" value="{v:variable.get(name: 'arrayVariable.{offset}')}" />
<!-- If {index} == 4 then {myObject} is now == {arrayVariable.4} -->
{} <!-- corresponds to {} -->

Note that {arrayVariable.{offset}.name} is not possible due to the way Fluid parses nodes; the above piece of code would try reading arrayVariable.{offset}.name as a variable actually called "arrayVariable.{offset}.name" rather than the correct arrayVariable[offset][name].

In many ways this ViewHelper works like f:alias with one exception: in f:alias the variable only becomes accessible in the tag content, whereas v:variable.set inserts the variable in the template and leaves it there (it "leaks" the variable).

If $name contains a dot, VHS will attempt to load the object stored under the named used as the first segment part and set the value at the remaining path. E.g. {value -> v:variable.set(name: '')} would attempt to load {object} first, then set property.subProperty on that object/array using ObjectAccess::setPropertyPath(). If {object} is not an object or an array, the variable will not be set. Please note: Extbase does not currently support setting variables deeper than two levels, meaning a name of fx will be ignored. To set values deeper than two levels you must first extract the second-level object then set the value on that object.

Using as {value -> v:variable.set(name: 'myVar')} makes {myVar} contain {value}.


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