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Checkbox to make field hidden without content

Checkbox to make field hidden without content

4 years 10 months ago #1100 by Walt Sorensen

It would be great if there was a checkbox in the field settings to make the field hidden if there is no content
(Note: would not be an option if the field is "required")

Basic idea is to limit what is displayed for an item view by wrapping the output in a conditional check.

If there is content for the field, then the front end view should display that field; other wise skip that output.

example old code for a link text field (modified to actually be a link) for a front end view

    <tr>
        <th><?php echo JText::_('COM_STUDIESMANAGER_FORM_LBL_STUDY_LINK'); ?></th>
        <td><a href="<?php echo $this->item->link; ?>"><?php echo $this->item->link; ?></a></td>
    </tr>

suggested new code format if this field had the new check box to hide the field if there is no content for a front end view

<?php if ($this->item->link): ?>
    <tr>
        <th><?php echo JText::_('COM_STUDIESMANAGER_FORM_LBL_STUDY_LINK'); ?></th>
        <td><a href="<?php echo $this->item->link; ?>"><?php echo $this->item->link; ?></a></td>
    </tr>
<?php endif; ?>

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