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firstof Template Tag


Example

Return the first of the three variables (x, y, z) whose value is not empty or false:

<h1>
{% firstof x y z %}
</h1>
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Definition and Usage

The firstof tag returns the first argument that is not an empty variable.

Empty variables can be an empty string "", or a zero number 0, or a boolean false.

Example

The first value is now empty, see what happens:

<h1>
{% firstof x y z %}
</h1>
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Syntax

{% firstof var1 var2 var3 etc. %}

Parameters

Value Description
var1 var2 var3 etc. Variables of any type. The first variable that are not empty, 0, or false is returned. If all variables are empty, the nothing is returned.