When is a $var[N] not $var[N]

Discussion created by BruceRobertson on Jun 18, 2014
Latest reply on Jun 24, 2014 by BruceRobertson

When is a square bracket variable not a repeating variable?


Also, when is a square bracket variable visible as a merge variable?


In another thread, the business of passing parameters with self-directed URLs was discussed.


In the course of testing this, I experimented with passing repeating variables of the form $var[N]


They don't seem to work. The square brackets seem to be recognized as text but not as repeat identifiers.


You cannot display repeating variable as merge variables on a layout.


However you CAN display square-bracket merge variables on a layout.


You can see square bracket variable in the variable watcher.


But you cannot set another variable to a square bracket variable.


All a bit strange.