Template:Getalias/doc

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Usage

This is a meta-template that is not intended to be transcluded directly from the main article space. It can be used to construct other templates that need to extract the |alias= value from the specified country_data structure, so that customized wikilinks can be constructed. For example, Lua error in Module:Template_link_general at line 144: attempt to concatenate local 'titlePart' (a nil value). → "United States".

Different parameter values can be extracted using the second unnamed parameter. Use shortname as a second parameter to retrieve the |shortname alias= value if desired. For example, Lua error in Module:Template_link_general at line 144: attempt to concatenate local 'titlePart' (a nil value). → "Republic of Ireland", but Lua error in Module:Template_link_general at line 144: attempt to concatenate local 'titlePart' (a nil value). → "Ireland". To extract the flag image name (|flag alias=), use flag as second parameter: Lua error in Module:Template_link_general at line 144: attempt to concatenate local 'titlePart' (a nil value). → "Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg". The output defaults to the |alias= value if the desired |xxx alias= is undefined in the target template.

A third parameter can specify the variant; for example, [[File:{{getalias|United States|flag|1912}}|22px]]Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg returns the image defined as |flag alias-1912= in {{Country data United States}}. The variant parameter can also be used to extract the link used with military and sports templates (e.g. {{army}}, {{fb}}): Lua error in Module:Template_link_general at line 144: attempt to concatenate local 'titlePart' (a nil value). → British Army.

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