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^getFor(path | item, attribute[, format] )^ (DEPRECATED)

This pages describes features, codes or syntax whose use is now DEPRECATED, i.e. not advised either for new or continued pre-existing use.

Deprecated aspects of Tinderbox may be supported on a legacy basis but the latter support can't be presumed to be indefinite. Therefore you should update your active TBX documents to latest practice as soon as practical.

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 Already in v5.0.0


DEPRECATED - use ^value()^. See ^value^.

^getFor( path | item, attribute[,format])^

DEPRECATED - use ^value()^ instead.

Gets the value of any attribute you specify for any note you specify via the path. Note that:

^getFor (CurrentFileName, attribute)^ 

will get any attribute of the file like a root note. You can use just the note name, a partial path or a full path with outline layers being delimited with forward slashes: 'top/middle/bottom/note'

Multiple levels of inclusion are permitted, but cycles are detected and broken.

Color values - regardless of how defined inside the TBX (name, RGB or hex) are exported as hex; e.g #FF0000.If the attribute is of 'date' type then optionally a format string may be cited.

Consider using action code as an alternative

^value^ can be used to call attribute values, with the additional benefit of being able to apply action code modifications. By using a path modifier to the action code's attribute reference, ^getFor^ can also be substituted for using ^value^.


^getFor(Boolean Comparison,Name)^: Boolean Comparison

^getFor(Boolean Comparison,Color)^: #00aa00

^getFor(Boolean Comparison,Created,"*")^: Tue, 24 May 2005 23:46:03 +0000

^getFor(prevSibling,MyNumber)^: 42

…and possible substitutions using ^value^:

^value($Name(Boolean Comparison))^: Boolean Comparison

^value(format($Color(Boolean Comparison)))^: #00aa00

^value(format($Created(Boolean Comparison),"*"))^: Tue, 24 May 2005 23:46:00 +0000

^value($MyNumber(prevSibling))^: 42

^value($MyNumber(prevSibling) + 8)^: 50

The latter examples show how ^value^ makes it easy to add in transforms on the fly that aren't in the export codes and/or cut down on the amount of export code syntax to be remembered.

Possible relevant notes (via "Similar Notes" feature):

A Tinderbox Reference File : Deprecated Usage : Deprecated Export Codes : ^getFor(path | item, attribute[, format] )^ (DEPRECATED)