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Meteor: Full-Stack Web Application Development by Marcelo Reyna, Isaac Strack, Fabian Vogelsteller

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Setting the data context for a template

Now that we've seen how we can display data using a helper, let's see how we can set the whole data context of a template:

  1. For the next examples, we will create a file called examples.html in our my-meteor-blog/client/templates folder and add the following code snippet:
    <template name="contextExample">
      <p>{{someText}}</p>
    </template>
  2. Now that we have our contextExample template, we can add it to our home template by passing some data as follows:
    {{> contextExample someText="I was set in the parent template's helper, as an argument."}}

    This will show the text in the contextExample template because we were displaying it using {{someText}}.

    Tip

    Remember that filenames don't really matter as Meteor is collecting and ...

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