In the schema of a component A, there is a "link to component B" field. I want to retrieve the template of that component B in my component A template. I tried the following but it does not work:

<!-- TemplateBeginRepeat name="Component.Fields.slideshare" -->@@RenderComponentPresentation()@@<!-- TemplateEndRepeat -->  

(slideshare is the field name in my component A)


<!-- TemplateBeginRepeat name="Component.Fields.slideshare" -->
   @RenderComponentPresentation(Field, "tcm:125-48340-32")@@
<!-- TemplateEndRepeat -->

(where the tcm is my component B's template)

Thanks for your help

  • Hi Arnaud, welcome to Tridion Stack Exchange. To help us answer your question, could you clarify what type of field is "slideshare" and is it multivalue? I think you may need to investigate putting ComponentPresentations and Template IDs in the Package using a C# TBB alongside your DWT. Have a look at the templating extensions on SDL Tridion World: sdltridionworld.com/community/extension_overview/… and sdltridionworld.com/community/extension_overview/… Jul 19, 2016 at 13:30
  • Also, I would avoid hard coding TCM IDs in templates whereever possible as this could cause you problems later. Jul 19, 2016 at 13:30
  • Hello,Thank you for your help. slideshare is a link to component field. It is not multivalue. I'm going to check the files you recommended
    – user1178
    Jul 20, 2016 at 8:55

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Here is my suggestion. You can via C# code extract your linked component B. Then you can check all templates it can be rendered with and push tcm of selected one into package. Then you can render all your components with that template like this:

<!-- TemplateBeginRepeat name="Component.Fields.slideshare" -->
   @RenderComponentPresentation(Field, ${desiredTemplateID})@@
<!-- TemplateEndRepeat -->

Also, you can optimize this code by creating some configuration component with templates keys and WebDAV paths and read that component and push into package.

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