About The Syntax Of Conditions

See also

For full explanations about conditions, especially about condition syntax, please refer to the according chapter in "TypoScript Syntax and In-depth Study".

General syntax

Each condition is encapsulated by square brackets. For a list of available conditions see below.

[ELSE] is available as else operator. It is a condition, which will return TRUE, if the previous condition returned FALSE.

Each condition block is ended with [END].

[GLOBAL] is a condition by itself that always returns "true". It ensures that the following TypoScript code is located in the global scope. So you can be sure that it's not affected by previous TypoScript, for example if a closing bracket is missing. The Template Analyzer shows this very well: TYPO3 places a [GLOBAL] condition at the beginning of each TypoScript file.

As a developer you can use [GLOBAL] for testing purposes to ensure that your own condition works as expected. See The [GLOBAL] condition for additional documentation.


Test day of month:

[dayofmonth = 9]
  # TypoScript for the ninth day of the month.
  # TypoScript for other days.

Trimming, braces and condition operators

Values are normally trimmed before comparison, so leading and trailing blanks are not taken into account.

Note that conditions cannot be used inside of curly brackets.

You may combine several conditions with two operators: && (and), || (or). Alternatively you may use "AND" and "OR" instead of "&&" and "||". The AND operator always takes higher precedence over OR. If no operator has been specified, it will default to OR.


Test day of month and month

This condition will match on May 9th:

[dayofmonth = 9] && [month = 5]

Test day of month

This will match on either the ninth or the tenth of a month:

[dayofmonth = 9] || [dayofmonth = 10]

Test month and day of month

This will match in either June or May. In case of May, the day of the month must be above 8:

[month = 6] || [month = 5] && [dayofmonth => 8]