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Merge tags from dropdown

  1. Hi
    I have a dropdown box with some values:

    1 week|37
    2 weeks|74
    3 weeks|111

    The user choose 1 week, 2 weeks etc, and the value is 37, 74 etc.
    Now i would like to make a link with the values that can be populated dynamically.
    But instead of 37 its week

    how do i get the value instead?


    Posted 9 years ago on Monday March 11, 2013 | Permalink
  2. David Peralty

    Add :value to the merge tag you are using.

    So something like {dropdown:value}

    Posted 9 years ago on Monday March 11, 2013 | Permalink
  3. Thank you David :)

    Posted 9 years ago on Monday March 11, 2013 | Permalink
  4. David Peralty

    No problem. All my best!

    Posted 9 years ago on Monday March 11, 2013 | Permalink
  5. How does this work for Product drop downs? I have:


    This goes up to 21' feet.

    I have two other drop downs that need to calculate based on their first selection.

    Support Brackets
    Joining Couplers

    I thought I could use a Product calculation and just multiply. When I use {merg tag name:1} it shows the price. When I use {merge tag name:1:value} it still shows the price and not the value number. So I can't take the length value and divide by 2 and then times it by $8.50.

    What I would like to do is pre-populate the second and third drop downs with the corresponding length.

    Support bracket pricing is based on 1 bracket for every 2 feet in length.

    Couplers are based on 1 coupler for every 7 feet in length.


    So if they select 8' feet in drop down 1 I want 8' to be selected automatically in the second two product drop downs.

    How do I accomplish this? I have spend many hours trying to find informative docs on how to use merge tags and pre-populate fields. It seems everything is based on pre-popping from page meta info or passing values from one page to another, etc.

    Posted 9 years ago on Friday June 14, 2013 | Permalink