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Conditional check of true/false field on another page – Advanced Custom Fields

  • I have a repeater field with a true/false field marking one of the subfields as the head office of a business.

    I’ve create my WP pages like this.

        > Offices

    I’ve set up my field group with repeater and told it to use this “Offices” page.

    What I now need to do is cycle through all the offices and check which one is the head office so that I can show that office and style it slightly differently from the all the other offices.

    I’m dumping my variable out like this: var_dump( get_field('is_head_office' , 382) ); since it is content from another page I want to show on the parent page (Contact).

    This returns bool(false)

    Pseudo coding this I would do the following:

    H2 Head Office H2
    if true/false field from page 382
    show the head office

    H2 Other Offices H2
    if true/false fields from page 382 is false
    show all other offices

    Now I just need to correct syntax. This is working to get all the fields.

    <?php while(has_sub_field('office', 382)): ?>
    										<?php the_sub_field('city'); ?>
    										<?php the_sub_field('address'); ?>
    										<?php the_sub_field('telephone'); ?>
    									<?php endwhile; ?>


  • I’ve tried now to set each other sub fields to true and ran the code again but all of them return false which tells me something else must be wrong here?

    • Elliot

    • January 11, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    Hi @sixfootjames

    The checkbox field ‘is_head_office’ is a sub field of the ‘office’ repeater, correct?

    If so, you can’t access it’s value with var_dump( get_field('is_head_office' , 382) ); as you must be within a loop to see the current row’s value.

    I would code it like so:

    <h2>Head Office</h2>
    <?php while(has_sub_field('office', 382)): ?>
    	<?php if( get_sub_field('is_head_office')): ?>
    		<?php the_sub_field('city'); ?>
    		<?php the_sub_field('address'); ?>
    		<?php the_sub_field('telephone'); ?>
    	<?php endif; ?>
    <?php endwhile; ?>
    <h2>Other Offices</h2>
    <?php while(has_sub_field('office', 382)): ?>
    	<?php if( !get_sub_field('is_head_office')): ?>
    		<?php the_sub_field('city'); ?>
    		<?php the_sub_field('address'); ?>
    		<?php the_sub_field('telephone'); ?>
    	<?php endif; ?>
    <?php endwhile; ?>

    Hope that helps.


  • Thanks Elliot that works like a charm and I understand the logic behind it now.
    Many thanks.

    Can you mark yours as the answer instead of mine 😉

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