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{cycle} is used to alternate a set of values. This makes it easy to for example, alternate between two or more colors in a table, or cycle through an array of values.


Attribute Name Required Description
name No The name of the cycle
values Yes The values to cycle through, either a comma delimited list (see delimiter attribute), or an array of values
print No Whether to print the value or not (defaults to true)
advance No Whether or not to advance to the next value (defaults to true)
delimiter No The delimiter to use in the values attribute (defaults to ',')
assign No The template variable the output will be assigned to
reset No The cycle will be set to the first value and not advanced (defaults to false)
  • You can {cycle} through more than one set of values in a template by supplying a name attribute. Give each {cycle} a unique name.

  • You can force the current value not to print with the print attribute set to FALSE. This would be useful for silently skipping a value.

  • The advance attribute is used to repeat a value. When set to FALSE, the next call to {cycle} will print the same value.

  • If you supply the assign attribute, the output of the {cycle} function will be assigned to a template variable instead of being output to the template.


{section name=rows loop=$data}
    <tr class="{cycle values="odd,even"}">

The above template would output:

    <tr class="odd">
    <tr class="even">
    <tr class="odd">