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I’m trying to embed categories into a Switchee value field but can’t get it to work. Can you help?

To try to deal with the parsing order problem, I call the Switchee embed from my site/index template:

{embed="site/.cases" categories="{exp:channel:categories category_group="1" style="linear" backspace=“1”}{category_url_title}|{/exp:channel:categories}"}

And this is the site/.cases template:

{exp:switchee variable="{segment_1}" parse="inward"}

    {case value="{embed:categories}"}
        {embed="site/page" channel="page"}
    {/case}

    {case default="yes"}
        {embed="site/404"}
    {/case}

{/exp:switchee}

It fails.

I tried embedding via Low Variables and Template Morsels both directly and through a similar embed method as above and they failed, too.

I’m at my wits end! Any tips?

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    If you output the value of {embed:categories} outside of switchee, does the formatting match segment_1? – Romans-8---31-39 Apr 24 '14 at 14:42
  • Yes, my output is: category_1|category_2|category_3 which would make a match of the following URL: example.com/category_1 – portnoy-the-elder Apr 24 '14 at 15:37
  • So you're getting the default, even when you expect a seg1 match? Might also check what the template debug for switchee says using debug="yes" parameter. – Romans-8---31-39 Apr 24 '14 at 18:06
  • That's right, Romans: Switchee: evaluating variable about (0.049297 / 6.95MB) Switchee: default case found for variable 'about'. This will be returned if no match is found. – portnoy-the-elder Apr 24 '14 at 18:12
  • To clarify, if I create embed a Low Variable into the case value like this: {case value="{lv-categories}"} {embed="site/page" channel="page"} {/case} And then define the Low Variable as my categories... about|sample-category|support|visit ...it works. But if, in my Low Variable I replace it with what will generate the same thing... {exp:channel:categories category_group="1" style="linear" backspace="1"}{category_url_title}|{/exp:channel:categories} ...it fails. – portnoy-the-elder Apr 24 '14 at 18:25

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