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icon5.gif   Request: make $text available for "subst", posted by Andreas Luedeke on Mon Mar 22 14:56:12 2021 
    icon2.gif   Re: Request: make $text available for "subst", posted by Stefan Ritt on Mon Mar 22 15:10:12 2021 
       icon2.gif   Re: Request: make $text available for "subst", posted by Andreas Luedeke on Mon Mar 22 19:59:13 2021 
          icon2.gif   Re: Request: make $text available for "subst", posted by Stefan Ritt on Wed Mar 24 10:06:26 2021 
             icon3.gif   Re: Request: make $text available for "subst", posted by Andreas Luedeke on Wed Mar 24 22:09:56 2021 
                icon3.gif   Re: Request: make $text available for "subst", posted by Andreas Luedeke on Mon Jun 14 18:06:06 2021 
    icon2.gif   Re: Request: make $text available for "subst", posted by Sebastian Schenk on Tue Mar 23 13:42:27 2021 
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Icon: Question  Author: Andreas Luedeke  Author Email: andreas.luedeke@psi.ch 
Category: Request  OS: Linux | All  ELOG Version: V3.1.4 
Subject: Request: make $text available for "subst" 

Hi Stefan,

I've just tried to read the $text with subst into another field and failed.
It looks like $text is only available for the execution of shell scripts in the "execute new|edit|delete = <script>" command.

Could that be added? I can think of a multitude of applications:

  • In my case I want to fill an attribute X either with free text or generated from other fields. The list view will show just X and not how it was generated.
  • I could fill an attribute automatically with the character length of the text.
  • I could parse the text in a shell script and set other attributes according to the content.

Thank you for considering it.

Cheers, Andreas

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