[TYPO3-english] Check if an area doesn't contain elements

JoH asenau info at cybercraft.de
Thu Dec 17 10:50:02 CET 2009

>> Does it work? Otherwise you are at least getting VERY close.
>> Jeppe Donslund schrieb:
>>> Hi Loek.
>> [...]
>>>         <eType_EXTRA type="array">
>>>             <objPath>lib.btm_elm_1</objPath>
>>>         </eType_EXTRA>
>>    [SNIP]
>> In general you either define a "local" TypoSript-Setup INSIDE the
>> datastructure OR you "reference" an objPath, which then is setup
>> inside a regular TypoScript template(NOT within the datastructure).
>> So if it does not work move the lines 'lib.btm_elm_1=COA' with
>> corresponding setup to the template where you define lib.element1.
>> Since you copy  lib.element1 inside lib.btm_elm_1 you have to insert
>> it AFTER lib.element1.
> If it should not be an Objectpath Lib.btm_elm_1. What should it the
> be? btm_elm_1 should contain regular TYPO3 element, but if it
> doesn't. It should contain the element with uid 49.

Peter told you to just define the path. The definition of this path then has
to be made in a separate TypoScript template:

Only this will stay in your TV structure:

<eType_EXTRA type="array">

And this should be the "external" TypoScript defined in the SETUP part of a
TypoScript template:

lib.btm_elm_1 = COA
lib.btm_elm_1 {
    10 = RECORDS
    10 {
        source.current = 1
        tables = tt_content
        stdWrap {
            ifEmpty.cObject < lib.element1
    stdWrap {
        required = 1
        wrap = <!--TYPO3SEARCH_begin--> | <!--TYPO3SEARCH_end-->

"current = 1" will fill in the CSV list of content element IDs if any.
This will switch "stdWrap.ifEmpty" to true if there aren't any values in the
Then lib.element1 will be used instead.
Both will be wrapped wit the comment for TYPO3SEARCH.
This will be stripped if there is no content at all.

@Tapio: As long as you stay on the same page with your checks, most of the
TypoScript stuff will be working as expected even with TV, since "current"
contains the necessary information.



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