This is the second site I've had this problem on, but when I set a matrix field to low variables, I set the grouping I want, add a low variable to that group, but when I go to the entry, the dropdown in matrix is empty.


  • EE 2.5.5,
  • Low Variables 2.3.4
  • Matrix 2.5.3
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    Can you add some screenshots of your Matrix/LV setup and add some example template code?
    – Low
    Mar 16, 2013 at 8:21

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Let me quote the docs:

Please note that only non-hidden and variables with early parsing disabled show up in the variable list in the Publish Form.

This goes for Matrix fields as well. Make sure the variables you want to select from aren't hidden nor have early parsing enabled.

  • Missed that bit about the early parsing disabled. Thanks!
    – brunam
    Mar 18, 2013 at 14:42

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