Is it possible to break out of a loop in twig? If it is, how would I do it?

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Marion Newlevant wrote a Craft plugin that adds {% break %} and {% continue %} tags to Twig:


The Craft 3 version is Twig Perversion

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    @nicael certainly not, your answer is definitely the best way to do it without any plugins. Jul 9, 2014 at 18:10

Currently there is no special build-in command to do it (unless you want to use a plugin, as stated by Brandon Kelly). There is a workaround, however. The workaround is to check for additional condition.

{% set break = 0 %}

{# this variable we will set to 1 when we do not want code in our loop to run anymore #}

{% for i in 20..100 if break == 0 %} 
    {# on some condition we will set break to 1 to prevent running of further code #}
    {% set break = 1 %}
{% endfor %}
  • Interesting. Apparently you can use Twig conditional filters as well. Have you run into a practical need for this, or is this a theoretical question?
    – Matt Stein
    Jul 9, 2014 at 16:50
  • @Matt Didn't know about conditional filters. About practical need - yes, finding if number is prime ;-) And nobody forbid you to post an answer about using filters to break from a loop (I won't edit mine because its your idea) :-)
    – nicael
    Jul 9, 2014 at 16:53
  • For reference, it doesn't look like break or continue will ever be part of Twig: github.com/fabpot/Twig/issues/654
    – Brad Bell
    Jul 9, 2014 at 17:29
  • @Brad So exclude "currently"?
    – nicael
    Jul 9, 2014 at 17:30
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    @nicael - It's still technically accurate. There's always the chance it being missing will annoy us enough that we'll add it in Craft, like we did with {% switch %}.
    – Brad Bell
    Jul 9, 2014 at 17:32

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