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I'm trying to display a list of links dynamically based on the current entry that is being displayed. with code along the lines of this:

{exp:channel:entries channel='tour' disable="category_fields|member_data|pagination" dynamic="no" show_expired="no"}
    {if tour_name=="tour_name"}
        <h4 class="sub"><a href="{site_url}tours/{url_title}">{tour_date_start format="%j %F"} &ndash; {tour_date_end format="%j %F %Y"}</a></h4>
    {/if}
{/exp:channel:entries}

I know that the code above won't work, but thought it illustrated what I was trying to achieve. Basically I have a series of tours and some of them have the same name. I want to display links to these ones with the same name, when viewing one of those tours. I know this would be best to use either categories or a playa field, but aren't able to go this route because some of the data is pulled in from an external database. I tried to use stash to set the current tour_name and then get it within the if conditional, but this wouldn't work either.

I wonder if it would be possible using the query module? Or another plugin? Maybe it's not possible at all?

If anyone can offer any help, I'd appreciate it. Thanks.

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You can always pass the data to an embed and search for entries again:

{exp:channel:entries channel='tour' [...] }
    [...]
    {if tour_name}
        {embed="pages/.related_tours" name="{tour_name}" current_entry="{entry_id}"}    
    {/if}
{/exp:channel:entries}

On you embed, you can look for entries using the query module, sure, but the channel module is easier:

{exp:channel:entries channel='tour' search:tour_name="{embed:name}" entry_id="not {embed:current_entry}" [...]}
    [...]
{/exp:channel:entries}
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  • That's great and works a treat thanks! Would you know a way of not displaying the current entry in that list?
    – Erbert
    Jul 24 '14 at 14:58
  • @ErbertCoote, sure! I updated my answer to show how to do that.
    – Sobral
    Jul 24 '14 at 15:07
  • Thanks Robson, that's perfect. Really appreciate it. Cheers
    – Erbert
    Jul 24 '14 at 15:15
  • I wonder if it would also be possible, separately to display a page of all the tours but any with the same tour_name are grouped so only the most recent is shown with a list of the alternative dates underneath??
    – Erbert
    Jul 30 '14 at 22:47
  • I believe you can do that using Stash. There's probably this answer already here somewhere.
    – Sobral
    Jul 30 '14 at 23:47

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