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Low Variables aren't displaying in the Matrix dropdown

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 ...
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Matching a Low Variable matrix field with custom channel field

Hopefully this will be easy to sort. One of my custom channel fields is a select dropdown. I have created a low variable matrix field, which contains two columns. Column 1 is "Name" & Column 2 ...
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Problem with Expresso or Rich Text fields inside a Matrix inside a Low Variable

I have a Low Variable that is set as a Matrix field. Inside of my Matrix, I have a field set as an Expresso field. When I view the edit variable screen, the Expresso toolbar doesn't show up -- the ...
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Deleted Template Variables (created via Low Variables) keep reappearing

http://recordit.co/R8eImfvLyP EE3 with Low Variables installed. I created a bunch of variables in both EE and Low Variables only to try to remove them. They are showing in the Template Variable area ...
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How to use Swtichee and/or Low Variables to optimise an if if:elseif if:else conditional statement

My page is loading really slow due to my inexperience. Can anyone help me speed things up by perhaps using Switchee and or Low Variables (and perhaps some Stash). I'm really just looking to be ...
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Assets and Low Variables not compatible?

When I add an assets field to a Low Variable, it reports that it's added it correctly, however I then get a fatal error whenever I try to load the LV dashboard: Unable to load the requested file: ...
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advantage of using Stash with LVs or Low Variables by itself

Can someone comment on if there is an advantage over Option 1 vs Option 2 or vice-versa. Option 1 - Stash with LVs {exp:stash:set name="product_description"} {if segment_3 == 'content-management'}{...
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Low Variable / Matrix Blank Screen

We have a Low Variable using Matrix with 3 columns. Two columns are raw text and one is a playa list of channel entries. All has been working fine, there were about 60 rows so far - all of a sudden ...
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Low Variables, Playa, GWCode Categories, Entry IDs, and Categories

I need the list of category names, but only the categories that have been tagged in entries that are related (a Playa relationship) to another entry (I know, it's getting down to snow-fortress ...
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Check playa:child_ids against entry_id || Execute a Matric Column only if XYZ in the first

I have a Matrix field as a Low-Variable. It contains two columns, each Playa-Fields. First Playa-Field: All my sites Pages from my "Page"-Channel. Second Playa-Field: Every Sidebar-Block from my "...
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Playa tag ignoring child_ids parameter and Low Events parameter

I'm trying to use Low Events in conjunction with a Playa primary tag pair to exclude expired entries from showing up on the site. This is the code I think should work: {exp:channel:entries channel="...
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Using session_variables and conditionals with Matrix!

The Situation: I'm building a new feature for a wildlife-based charity. They want to spice up their donation form to include images of relevant animals based on how users have been browsing the site. ...
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Low Variables and Matrix and Playa - Oh My!

I've been searching everywhere and tried many options, so I'm reaching our for some help. I'm Running EE 2.6.1, LV 2.4.2, Matrix 2.5.10 and Playa 4.4.5. I've got a Low Variable called '...
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“Select Files” Images disappearing in Low Variables

When moving the MySQL between environments (Live, Dev, Local) the files in "Select File" fields disappear The files are still on the server (All environments) because I just select them again and they ...
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Error when using Expresso with Low Variables

I'm trying to get Expresso working with Low Variables - but it's not playing nicely :( I get this error from my template when I view the site: Fatal error: Call to undefined method ...
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Choose a specific low variable based on playa via stub?

Ok I have brands for products stored as a Playa so I can do various things with them...obviously simple things like: {cf_paper_brand} {title} {/cf_paper_brand} However, later I want to include ...
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How do I use low variable to create a yearly archive?

I am trying to use low variables to create a dynamic page that shows all the entries from a given year and am having some difficulty in creating the resulting dynamic page.
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Table doesn't exist after upgrade

I upgraded from EE 2.9.2 to 2.11.5 Everything is working good, except I get this error when I view a News entry at domain.com/news/news-entry-title: Error Number: 1146 Table 'db_name....
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creating dynamic pages with Low Variables

I am trying to use low variables and the grid together to allow the client to create dynamic pages. I have the grid set up to create a title and then another field for the page content. I want to list ...
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low:events excluding an entry

I'm using low:events:entries. I have a page that shows the next upcoming featured event as a picture, then underneath it a list of events, both featured and non-featured. My next upcoming featured ...
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PHP errors displayed in CP when using an Assets filed within a Matrix within Low Variable

I'm using: EE v2.7.3 Assets v2.2.4 Matrix v2.5.10 Low Vars v2.4.1 Error message (only displayed when on Low Vars page): A PHP Error was encountered Severity: Notice Message: Undefined index: ...
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Low Variables in cartthrob arithmetic

Hi is there any posibility to get this working? {exp:cartthrob:arithmetic expression="{option_price_numeric} -({option_price_numeric} * {exp:low_variables:single var='early_bird_discount'} / 100)"} ...
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channel:entries and segment with Low Variables

This is my Low Variable var="lv_article": {exp:channel:entries limit="1" channel="{segment_1}"} <h1 class="title">{title}</h1> {/exp:channel:entries} When it's ...
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Addon to return different values based on environment?

My project links to an external form. Once that external form is submitted, the user is brought back to the ee site. I need to send the form a param (ie ?action=dev) to tell it which environment to ...
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How can I use Low Variables to store Freeform data, then call to page dynamically?

I have an existing site with a good number of forms that use Freeform, currently coded directly into the templates. I'd like to pull them out of the templates and into low variable fields, then call ...
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Everytime I save a low variable, it returns the home page

Everytime I click save on low variables page I end up on this url (below) but the homepage of my website is shown and the low variables are not saved. http://locantro.com/admin.php?S=0&D=cp&C=...
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Low Variable and Matrix count not showing

I have a matrix field in a low variable and I would like to access the loop value (count) of the row. The loop runs throug without any problem and the values are shown on only the count isn't working ...
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Conditional with Low Variables, Matrix and Playa

I've gone every which way to get the following conditional to work, but it never renders the if:else variable: <!-- matrix field --> {show_override_age_policy} <!-- loop through Playa ...
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Using Low Variables & P&T Pill in a Conditional

Having a bit of a weird problem happening with P&T pill field inside Low Variables. When I used this code: {if "{lv_metasocial_meta_title_display}" == "title_site_name"} | {lv_general_site_name}{...
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Low Variables parsing grid

I'm using Low Variables. This specific variable is of the type 'Grid'. What I'm having in my template is this: <select name="country" id="country" class="form-control"> {exp:low_variables:...
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Passing a value to a low variable 'snippet'

When using Low Variables as one would use embeds to include a block of code, is it possible to pass a variable into that code? For instance, {lv_mysnippet foo="bar"} So that I can used the value ...
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The default field selection in a Content Elements variable in Low Variables keeps self-replicating

(EE 2.9.2, Low Vars 2.5.0, and Content Elements 1.7.0) I've created a variable in Low Vars (LV) and made it a Content Elements (CE) type. By default (and understandably yet still annoyingly, I might ...
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Early Parsing with Low Variables and Member Export

I am using the Add-On ajw_export and Low Variables to export a csv of member details. When the page loads the member data is exported on page load. I would like to use Low Variables for early parsing,...
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using low variable as parameter in exp:channel:entries

I'm having an issue I can't get around (even not after reading Low variable as channel entry_id parameter across MSM sites that looks a similar problem) {exp:channel:entries channel="references" ...
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How to write a conditional in template code evaluating the result of a Low Variable containing a conditional?

I have the following line in my template code <li class="{if node_has_children}has-dropdown{/if}{if node_id == {lv-seg1-taxonomy-node-id}} is-lvl1-active{/if}"> The conditional that ...
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Low Variables Error : “Field 'edit_date' doesn't have a default value”

I've had this happen on a couple of different projects today. Weird coincidence? Something I'm doing? The error shows up upon trying to save a new variable. The variable does actually get created, ...
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Checking for custom field with conditional inside of an embed template

I've decided to just test an idea for custom meta tags on every page without using Low Variable and try a native approach. The idea is to use an embed template with embed variables to check if a ...
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Image manipulation in Select Files in Low Variables

I've just updated to Low Variables 2.4.2 to take advantage of image manipulations, but how do I use the tag? I can see in the changelog: Image Manipulations are now processed for new file uploads ...
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Playa in a Low Variable and Stash problems after Update to latest stable Stash version

I had this scenario working before: A Stash "standard.hmtl" template with {exp:stash:get name="maincontent"} A single-view template for products that looks like this: {!-- set the page layout --} {...
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Switchee, Stash, Low Variables, Playa and Parse Order

I’m curious about a parse order issue I’m running into with Low Variables and Stash. I have a client site that’s using Switchee, Stash, Low Variables and Playa. I am able to retrieve the custom ...
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Low variables and wyvern

I have created a low variable that uses wyvern for a section of the page, although i cannot get the wyvern content to display at all. My code to call in the variable is : {exp:low_variables:pair ...
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How to display Select Files field using Low Variables

I have a Low Variable titled lv_accreditations to allow the client to select a series of logos to display in the site footer. The variable is set to Enable Early Parsing and to output a comma ...
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Low Variables: must new variable be entered in CP?

I just started using Low-Variables as a Snippet replacement (among other uses of course) because I need Snippets to be saved as files. Now I am wondering if a new Low-Variable always has to be ...
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Playa in a Low Variable and Stash

Ok so I am using a Stash embed / view model approach. I have a custom filed Playa with specific articles for a product. I also have a Low Variable storing a playa of related articles for a category. ...
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Strange parsing issue after switching from embeds to Low Variables snippets

My coworker and I are baffled by a recent issue that came up when we switched all of our embeds over to Low Variables. The weirdest part is that the issue is happening on his machine, not mine, and we ...
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User Globals Caching

I figured out that my website is very slow because of a lot of user globals (I'm using Low Variables and have over 15k of them). My website is 3s slower and generate almost 80MB from Templates (via EE ...
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Parsing issue with Low Variable - Playa field (EE 2.11.9)

Obscure issue for you here. I have a Low Variable (using Playa) that contains several entries. I need to pass the entry_id for each entry to an embedded file. When I do this, the embed loads, but the ...
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Linking a low variable to an entry

How can we link a low variable to an existing channel entry? Let's say a matrix low variable needs to be displayed only on a certain channel entry.
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Custom Field searching

I have some more questions and I hope I don't waste your time .. I use EE3.4.7. and Calendar (EE3 version) .. this questions continues from here Custom field as a parameter Since custom field ...
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EE2 + PHP 7 + Low Variables = Possible?

Wondering if anyone has had success running EE2 and Low Variables on PHP 7? I saw that Low made LV3 compatible with PHP 7. (http://gotolow.com/addons/low-variables/changelog). But it seems LV2 is ...