I have a dropdown Matrix block and need to check whether a selected value is either one or another. If either value is selected I want to display some text on the front end. At the moment I have {% if block.wellFormattedContent =='toBeActioned' OR block.wellFormattedContent =='partiallyActioned' %} but it errors. Hopefully you can see what i'm trying to do.



  • Try or in lowercase. You can learn more about the templating language here twig.sensiolabs.org/documentation Jan 20, 2016 at 10:59
  • Also, if you haven't done so already, turn on dev mode in your config file (add the line 'devMode' => true,), it'll give you much more descriptive errors making debugging so much easier! Jan 20, 2016 at 11:02

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As already noted by @Benjammin' in the comments, the or operator has to be lowercase. See Logic Expressions in the Twig docs:

Operators are case sensitive.

You also have to get the dropdown value explicitly by accessing its value property.

{% if block.wellFormattedContent.value == 'toBeActioned' or block.wellFormattedContent.value == 'partiallyActioned' %}

The short syntax {{ block.wellFormattedContent }} (which internally uses the field's toString() magic method) causes problems within Twig conditionals. You can probably also get around this issue by wrapping it in curly braces.

{% if (block.wellFormattedContent) == 'toBeActioned' or (block.wellFormattedContent) == 'partiallyActioned' %}
  • Thanks Carl (again) :D - Should also note Benjammin point that the OR should be lowercase.
    – Martin
    Jan 20, 2016 at 11:43
  • Good to know, I thought it doesn't matter. Thanks @Martin and @Benjammin!
    – carlcs
    Jan 20, 2016 at 12:33

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