How can I find the maxlength of the number of items?

TemplateBeginIf cond="TemplateRepeatIndex == 0"

2 Answers 2


You need to use the CollectionLength function:


Refer to this question: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/12052182/how-to-get-the-maximum-index-count-for-templaterepeatindex-in-dwt

  • I got the error Variable 'CollectionLength' has not been declared. How to declare it?
    – wiske
    Sep 8, 2015 at 9:24
  • What version are you on? What is the exact code you are using? Sep 8, 2015 at 9:25
  • Tridion 2009 SP1
    – wiske
    Sep 8, 2015 at 9:29
  • I'm afraid it was added in the later version. You will probably have to implement it yourself Sep 8, 2015 at 11:03
  • Check this extension, might do the trick for you: sdltridionworld.com/community/extension_overview/…
    – Nuno Linhares
    Sep 8, 2015 at 11:46

Why not write a C# TBB to check the number of Items, In case you cannot use any external tools.


Item compItem = package.GetByType(ContentType.Component);
XmlDocument Links = new XmlDocument();
XmlNodeList OuterImageCount = Links.GetElementsByTagName("OuterImage");
string Count = (OuterImageCount.Count).ToString();
package.PushItem("ItemsCount", package.CreateStringItem(ContentType.Text, Count));

And in DWT you can read the ItemsCount item pushed to Package as:

Reading the value inside condition as:

<!-- TemplateBeginIf cond="TemplateRepeatIndex == ItemsCount" -->

And in case you want to use the value any where else in DWT, use: @@ItemsCount@@

Where OuterImage is the repeating element as

<Image>xlink:title="primary-icon-7" xlink:href="tcm:218-12168"></Image>

<Image>xlink:title="primary-icon-8" xlink:href="tcm:218-12169"></Image>
<Image>xlink:title="primary-icon-9" xlink:href="tcm:218-12170"></Image>

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