Can you specify content conditions to be applied at a TOC level?

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May 04, 2022 May 04, 2022

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(I'm using the latest version of RH2020, frameless skin.)

I have my TOC separated into product sections. Some of my topics for each product are almost identical, but with a few minor differences (particularly cross references to other topics that are vastly different between the two products). What I want to do is condition the product-specific content within one topic so that I can just reuse the topic within each product section. But I don't want Product A content to appear in the output of the topic when it's in the Product B section, and vice versa. That is, I don't want the reader to have to use a dynamic filter to hide the content (because I'm not confident they'll figure that out and will just be confused). I want it hidden within the output. Is there a way to accomplish this with conditional tags?

 

That likely didn't make sense, so to elaborate: I want to be able to say, on output, any topic within the Product A section in my TOC should only output with Product A content, and any topic within the Product B section in the TOC should only output Product B content. This way I can reuse topics between the two. 

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Adobe Community Professional , May 04, 2022 May 04, 2022
If you were creating 2 separate outputs, then yes that would work with conditions inside your snippets, but I'm pretty sure you can't mix & match conditional show/hide stuff within the same output without going the dynamic route.

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If you were creating 2 separate outputs, then yes that would work with conditions inside your snippets, but I'm pretty sure you can't mix & match conditional show/hide stuff within the same output without going the dynamic route.

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Sad day. Okay, thanks.

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