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Data Transform Plugin for Pattern Lab

Since version 1.2.0 this plugin should once again work with all PatternEngines.

Installation

To install and use the plugin run the following command in the Pattern Lab root directory:

composer require aleksip/plugin-data-transform

For the Attribute object support to work properly, your Pattern Lab config file needs to have the following setting: twigAutoescape: false.

Features

Pattern-specific data file support for included patterns

Pattern Lab core only supports global data files and a pattern-specific data file for the main pattern. This plugin adds pattern-specific data file support for included patterns. This feature works with the include function provided by this plugin with all PatternEngines and also with regular includes in template files with Twig PatternEngine.

Please note that global data from the _data directory is considered to be pattern-specific data and will overwrite data inherited from a parent pattern. If you want to override data of an included pattern you can use the with keyword.

Data transform functions

Currently the plugin provides four transform functions for the data read by Pattern Lab. The examples provided are in JSON but Pattern Lab supports YAML too!

Include pattern files

If a value contains the name of a pattern in shorthand partials syntax, the plugin will replace the value with the rendered pattern:

{
    "key": "atoms-form-element-label.html"
}

Advanced syntax with support for passing variables (with) and disabling access to the default data (only):

{
    "key": {
        "include()": {
            "pattern": "atoms-form-element-label.html",
            "with": {
                "title": "Textfield label"
            },
            "only": true
        }
    }
}

In both examples the value of key will replaced with the rendered pattern.

For more information about with and only please refer to the Twig include documentation.

Include pseudo-pattern files

It is also possible to include pseudo-patterns using the shorthand partials syntax, by replacing the tilde (~) with a dash (-). So for example the pseudo-pattern shila-card.html~variant.json can be included like so:

{
    "key": "molecules-shila-card-html-variant"
}

Join text values

{
    "key": {
        "join()": [
            "molecules-comment-html",
            "<div class=\"indented\">",
            "molecules-comment-html",
            "</div>",
            "molecules-comment-html"
        ]
    }
}

The value of key will be replaced with the joined strings. Note that in the example molecules-comment.html is the name of a pattern in shorthand partials syntax. These will be replaced with the rendered pattern before the join.

Create Drupal Attribute objects

{
    "key": {
        "Attribute()": {
            "id": ["edit-submit"],
            "type": ["submit"],
            "value": ["Submit"],
            "class": ["button", "button-primary"]
        }
    }
}

The value of key will be replaced with an Attribute object.

Create Drupal Url objects

{
    "key": {
        "Url()": {
            "url": "http://example.com",
            "options": {
                "attributes": {
                    "Attribute()": {
                        "class": ["link"]
                    }
                }
            }
        }
    }
}

The value of key will be replaced with an Url object. Note that in the example attributes will be replaced with an Attribute object before the Url object is created.

More examples

Most features provided by this plugin are used in Shila Drupal theme.

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