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I am trying to set up a slider in ExpressionEngine which will display a video if the video embed code exists, otherwise it will display an image slider. Currently, I am not able to hide the image slider if the video code exists(but the video does get placed on the page).

Here is my code:

{slider}
    {if video}
            {video}
    {if:else}
        {if total_rows > "1" && row_count == "1"}
            <div id='news_slider'>
        {/if}
            <img title="{img_title}" src="{img}" />
        {if total_rows > "1" && row_count == total_rows}
            </div>
        {/if}
    {/if}
{/slider}

Any ideas? Thanks!

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Have you tried this? The difference is on Line 2. It does mean you're running the conditional against the entire embed string rather than the variable but it may work.

{slider}
    {if "{video}"!=""}
            {video}
    {if:else}
        {if total_rows > "1" && row_count == "1"}
            <div id='news_slider'>
        {/if}
            <img title="{img_title}" src="{img}" />
        {if total_rows > "1" && row_count == total_rows}
            </div>
        {/if}
    {/if}
{/slider}

I also found out from the OP that this is running EE 2.5.5 and Pixel and Tonic Matrix. I wrote a prototype alternative in Grid and advised he upgrades to that.

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  • Hmmm it seems like if I do it that way ExpressionEngine is treating the raw embed code as the conditional variable. I am getting: "Message: Invalid EE Conditional Variable" – APAD1 Mar 12 '14 at 18:41
  • Could you clarify what you mean? – Mutual Mar 12 '14 at 18:43
  • So instead of checking if "video" is set, it's checking if "<iframe width="560" height="315"...." is set. Basically it's treating the raw embed code as the variable. – APAD1 Mar 12 '14 at 18:44
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    Let me have a play and I'll get back to you in 5. – Mutual Mar 12 '14 at 18:48
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    let us continue this discussion in chat – Mutual Mar 12 '14 at 18:49

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