1 Reply Latest reply on Apr 12, 2010 10:19 AM by seank

    Instant Web Publishing does not support merge variables in layouts or find requests

    seelye

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      Instant Web Publishing does not support merge variables in layouts or find requests

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      According to the FM11_Instant_Web_Publish_en.pdf -- "Instant Web Publishing does not support merge variables in layouts or find requests. If a merge variable is specified in the layout, the name of the variable appears in Instant Web Publishing, but not the value of the merge variable."

       

      Does anyone know a work-around or the reason behind th text field limitation? If I use a merge variable in a "tool-tip" they are properly evaluated even in IWP. That's been the case since at least FM10. Would it be too much to ask for this same ability in layout text fields? Is doesn't seem like that far of a leap from tool tips to layout fields.

       

      For my development style, allowing IWP to evaluate Merge Vaialbles in layout text fields would be a HUGE benefit.

       

      Any comments would be appreciated.  Or perhaps the FM programmers could be encouraged to add this to an upcoming interim release.