Built-ins for hashes

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keys

A sequence that contains all the lookup keys in the hash.

<#assign myHash = { "name": "mouse", "price": 50 }>
<#list myHash?keys as k>
  ${k}
</#list>
name
  price

Note that not all hashes support this (ask the programmer if a certain hash allows this or not).

Since hashes do not define an order for their sub variables in general, the order in which key names are returned can be arbitrary. However, some hashes maintain a meaningful order (ask the programmer if a certain hash does that or not). For example, hashes created with the above {...} syntax preserve the same order as you have specified the sub variables.

Note:

To list both the keys and the values, you can use <#list attrs as key, value>...<#list> ; see the list directive.

values

A sequence that contains all the variables (the values in the key-value pairs) in the hash.

<#assign myHash = { "name": "mouse", "price": 50 }>
<#list myHash?values as v>
  ${v}
</#list>
mouse
  50

Note that not all hashes support this (ask the programmer if a certain hash allows this or not).

As of the order in which the values are returned, the same applies as with the keys built-in; see there. Furthermore, it's not guaranteed that the order of the values corresponds to the order of the keys returned by the keys build-in.

Note:

To list both the keys and the values, you can use <#list attrs as key, value>...<#list> ; see the list directive.