Using variables in dpl code

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Hi David,

I finally figured this out - normally, MediaWiki executes the DPL code before it calls the variables. However, DPL has a parser function which allows it to call the variables in the wiki markup before being handed over to the dpl extension. Parser functions look like templates which start with a hash tag - #. So, for your example above, the proper code for the DPL parser function would be:

{{#dpl:
|titlematch={{{course_name}}}/{{{section_number}}}/% 
|namespace=Course
}}

Please let me know if that makes sense or if I can clarify anything. Here's a link to the relevant part of the dpl manual if you would like to look at the syntax in more depth. I also created a test template at Template:DPLtest if you want to test this out.

Cheers,

20:22, 17 January 2011