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How to Subtract numbers in Slightly

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Hi Team,

 

I would like to subtract two numbers in Slightly. I  have used  "-" symbol but its not working.

 

Example :

${itemList.Count-1}

 

Regards

MADHU

 

 

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Hi,

 

You cannot subtract using HTL (formerly known as Sightly). The purpose of Sightly is to be a template language, not a logical operator. For this type of scenario, the best approach is to use a Sling Model, where you can perform any custom operation and then expose it back to the HTML.

 

However, if you are trying to manipulate a list index, keep in mind you have these options available: 

itemList: Object holding the following properties:

  • index: zero-based counter ( 0..length-1).
  • count: one-based counter ( 1..length).
  • first: true if the current item is the first item.
  • middle: true if the current item is neither the first nor the last item.
  • last: true if the current item is the last item.
  • odd: true if index is odd.
  • even: true if index is even.

 

If you need to use the Sling model approach instead you could try something like this:
Sling Model:

@Model(adaptables = Resource.class)
public class MyModel {
    
    @inject
    private String propertyFromDialog;

    @PostConstruct
    protected void init() {
        
    }

    //Do your logic below. You can use the properties from the dialog once injected
    public String getSubstraction() {
        return 1;
    }
}

Then in HTL

<sly data-sly-use.model="my.java.package.MyModel" />
<p>The result is: ${model.substraction}</p>

Please find more information here: https://redquark.org/aem/day-07-sling-models/#usage-in-htl

https://experienceleague.adobe.com/docs/experience-manager-learn/getting-started-wknd-tutorial-devel... 

 

Hope this helps



Esteban Bustamante

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Correct answer by
Community Advisor

Hi,

 

You cannot subtract using HTL (formerly known as Sightly). The purpose of Sightly is to be a template language, not a logical operator. For this type of scenario, the best approach is to use a Sling Model, where you can perform any custom operation and then expose it back to the HTML.

 

However, if you are trying to manipulate a list index, keep in mind you have these options available: 

itemList: Object holding the following properties:

  • index: zero-based counter ( 0..length-1).
  • count: one-based counter ( 1..length).
  • first: true if the current item is the first item.
  • middle: true if the current item is neither the first nor the last item.
  • last: true if the current item is the last item.
  • odd: true if index is odd.
  • even: true if index is even.

 

If you need to use the Sling model approach instead you could try something like this:
Sling Model:

@Model(adaptables = Resource.class)
public class MyModel {
    
    @inject
    private String propertyFromDialog;

    @PostConstruct
    protected void init() {
        
    }

    //Do your logic below. You can use the properties from the dialog once injected
    public String getSubstraction() {
        return 1;
    }
}

Then in HTL

<sly data-sly-use.model="my.java.package.MyModel" />
<p>The result is: ${model.substraction}</p>

Please find more information here: https://redquark.org/aem/day-07-sling-models/#usage-in-htl

https://experienceleague.adobe.com/docs/experience-manager-learn/getting-started-wknd-tutorial-devel... 

 

Hope this helps



Esteban Bustamante

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Hi EstebanBustamante,

 

Thanks for your reply. Let me implements suggested approach in sling modals.

 

Regards

MADHU

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