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mnoGoSearch 3.3.12 reference manual: Full-featured search engine software



ReplaceVar -- creates or modifies a variable




ReplaceVar {name} {value}

Creates a variable with the given name and value, for further use in other indexer.conf or search.htm commands, or as a search.htm template variable.

If the variable has previously been created with another ReplaceVar or ImportEnv command, then its old value is replaced.

The value parameter can reference to other variables previously created by ReplaceVar or ImportEnv commands using $(name) syntax.

Variables created using ReplaceVar are considered to have the character set with the one specified in LocalCharset. When being displayed in search template, variable values are converted to BrowserCharset.

ReplaceVar can also be used to set search query parameters in search.htm, without having to pass them in CGI query string. This example sets sorting order to title, like if the s=s&su=title parameters would have been passed in CGI query string:

ReplaceVar s s
ReplaceVar su title

Note: ReplaceVar has higher precedence over CGI query string parameters. In the above example search.cgi will sort search results strictly in title ascending order, no matter what the user pass in s and su query string parameters.


ReplaceVar etcdir "/usr/local/mnogosearch/etc/"
Include $(etcdir)/include1.conf
Include $(etcdir)/include2.conf

See also

ImportEnv, Include, the Section called The SET operator in Chapter 10.