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SelectTag
Release status: stable
Implementation Parser function
Description Adds customisable ‎<select> for inserting text via database fetching.
Author(s) Khaled El Mansourytalk
Latest version 1.2.0 (2022-11-05)
Compatibility policy Snapshots releases along with MediaWiki. Master is not backward compatible.
MediaWiki >= 1.35.0
Database changes No
License GNU General Public License 3.0 or later
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$wgSelectTag
‎<select>
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The SelectTag extension that can be used for embedding any kind of text (incl. HTML) into a wiki page via a new tag ‎<select> tag. It selects the data to be displayed from a database table in the same database as MediaWiki is installed in.

It is fully customisable via the LocalSettings.php file to include as many attributes as needed.

Installation[edit]

  • Download and move the extracted SelectTag folder to your extensions/ directory.
    Developers and code contributors should install the extension from Git instead, using:cd extensions/
    git clone https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/mediawiki/extensions/SelectTag
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php file:
    wfLoadExtension( 'SelectTag' );
    
  • Yes Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.

Configuration[edit]

LocalSettings.php

$wgSelectTag[ 'examplesource' ][ '_dbname' ] = 'exampletbl';
$wgSelectTag[ 'examplesource' ][ 'attr1' ] = 'field1';
$wgSelectTag[ 'examplesource' ][ 'attr2' ] = 'field2';
$wgSelectTag[ 'examplesource' ][ 'attr3' ] = 'field3';
$wgSelectTag[ 'examplesource' ][ '_show' ][ 'show1' ] = 'field4';
$wgSelectTag[ 'examplesource' ][ '_showDefault' ] = 'show1';

Page

<select _source="examplesource" arr1="value1" arr2="value2" arr3="value3" _show="show1" />

Resulting SQL query

SELECT field1, field2, field3 FROM exampletbl
WHERE arr1='value1' AND arr2='value2' AND arr3='value3';

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