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Re: [O] [babel] Using Property Drawers to Pass Values to a Variable

From: Eric Schulte
Subject: Re: [O] [babel] Using Property Drawers to Pass Values to a Variable
Date: Sun, 23 Dec 2012 07:11:07 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Ian Barton <address@hidden> writes:

> I am trying to pass a variable value to a latex source code block:
> * Letter.
> :first_name: Ian
> :last_name: Barton
> :END:
> #+begin_src latex var: last_name =(org-get-entry nil "last_name")
> #+end_src
> However, it appears as though it's only supported for lisp. Any 
> suggestions as how to do this?
> I am trying to construct a business letter template using the KOMA 
> scrlttrs class. I have got the letter looking the way I want it in tex. 
> I propose to use babel to produce the tex, but need a way to pass 
> variables stored in my org file to the various komavar.
> I have tried org-koma-letter.el, which isn't quite flexible enough for 
> my needs. I know there have been several postings in the list about 
> using KOMA. If anyone is interested I found this 
> http://stefano.italians.nl/archives/55 site a great help in getting my 
> design the way I wanted it.
> Ian.

Looks like you're the victim of two small typos.

The following works for me.

* Letter.
:first_name: Ian
:last_name: Barton

#+begin_src latex :var last_name=(org-entry-get nil "last_name")
  My last name is last_name.
Eric Schulte

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