Logical operator in a handlebars.js {{#if}} conditional

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Is there a way in handlebars JS to incorporate logical operators into the standard handlebars.js conditional operator? Something like this:

{{#if section1 || section2}}
.. content
{{/if}}

I know I could write my own helper, but first I'd like to make sure I'm not reinventing the wheel.

This question is tagged with javascript handlebars.js

~ Asked on 2012-01-13 15:59:29

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534

This is possible by 'cheating' with a block helper. This probably goes against the Ideology of the people who developed Handlebars.

Handlebars.registerHelper('ifCond', function(v1, v2, options) {
  if(v1 === v2) {
    return options.fn(this);
  }
  return options.inverse(this);
});

You can then call the helper in the template like this

{{#ifCond v1 v2}}
    {{v1}} is equal to {{v2}}
{{else}}
    {{v1}} is not equal to {{v2}}
{{/ifCond}}

~ Answered on 2012-02-22 23:51:45


459

Taking the solution one step further. This adds the compare operator.

Handlebars.registerHelper('ifCond', function (v1, operator, v2, options) {

    switch (operator) {
        case '==':
            return (v1 == v2) ? options.fn(this) : options.inverse(this);
        case '===':
            return (v1 === v2) ? options.fn(this) : options.inverse(this);
        case '!=':
            return (v1 != v2) ? options.fn(this) : options.inverse(this);
        case '!==':
            return (v1 !== v2) ? options.fn(this) : options.inverse(this);
        case '<':
            return (v1 < v2) ? options.fn(this) : options.inverse(this);
        case '<=':
            return (v1 <= v2) ? options.fn(this) : options.inverse(this);
        case '>':
            return (v1 > v2) ? options.fn(this) : options.inverse(this);
        case '>=':
            return (v1 >= v2) ? options.fn(this) : options.inverse(this);
        case '&&':
            return (v1 && v2) ? options.fn(this) : options.inverse(this);
        case '||':
            return (v1 || v2) ? options.fn(this) : options.inverse(this);
        default:
            return options.inverse(this);
    }
});

Use it in a template like this:

{{#ifCond var1 '==' var2}}

Coffee Script version

Handlebars.registerHelper 'ifCond', (v1, operator, v2, options) ->
    switch operator
        when '==', '===', 'is'
            return if v1 is v2 then options.fn this else options.inverse this
        when '!=', '!=='
            return if v1 != v2 then options.fn this else options.inverse this
        when '<'
            return if v1 < v2 then options.fn this else options.inverse this
        when '<='
            return if v1 <= v2 then options.fn this else options.inverse this
        when '>'
            return if v1 > v2 then options.fn this else options.inverse this
        when '>='
            return if v1 >= v2 then options.fn this else options.inverse this
        when '&&', 'and'
            return if v1 and v2 then options.fn this else options.inverse this
        when '||', 'or'
            return if v1 or v2 then options.fn this else options.inverse this
        else
            return options.inverse this

~ Answered on 2013-05-01 08:58:52


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