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Passing flashVars in Magento
 
lee@underwaterpistol
Jr. Member
 
Total Posts:  1
Joined:  2008-06-24
 

Hello all

First time using Magento and so far I’m very impressed. I have one question with regards to it and flash though. My main header nav is in flash (unfortunately a requirement of the website) which I have got up and running. With previous websites I have used a variable in the flash call which tells the nav which section it is in and to display accordingly. This is done using the “?variableName=XXX” after location of the movie on each page.

With Magento I only have the movie referenced once in the header.phtml file though, and so I am not sure how to go about passing the variable to it depending on the page. In case the above makes no sense, here is what is in the header.phtml:

<div id="flash_panel">
<script type="text/javascript\">
var FO = { movie:"http://www.myurl.com/cars/header.swf?xpos=130" };
UFO.create(FO, “alt_splash");
</script>
<div id="alt_splash">
</div>
</div>

The above works great at getting the xpos variable into flash, but I can’t figure out an easy way to get Magento to change the variable according to the section. I’m not much of a programmer, but does anyone know of any php include that might help me out?

Thanks in advance.
Lee

 
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