The Basic Meeting List Toolbox

The [[BMLT_SIMPLE]] Shortcode Example 3

First, you need to know that this is only possible with Root Server version 2.1.3 or greater. It relies on a capability that was added in that release.

What we will do here, is take the table-based search we did in Example 1, and add a format legend to it.

The new capability makes it so that we can get just the formats used for the table, not the whole damn shooting match.

That’s cool with a kapital “K.”

This is the syntax for the new call:

[[bmlt_simple(1339674838##-##switcher=GetFormats&services=1045)]]

You can now append the criteria that you used for the search to the switcher=GetFormats call (It used to be the only valid parameter was block_mode=1). Now, if you add the extra search parameters to the URI, you will get just the formats used in the meetings returned by that search.

The entire code for this page is:

<table id="lhv_demo_layout_table_4">
    <tr>
        <td class="legend_td">[[bmlt_simple(1339674838##-##switcher=GetFormats&services=1045)]]</td>
        <td class="results_td">[[bmlt_simple(1339674838##-##switcher=GetSearchResults&services=1045)]]</td>
    </tr>
</table>

Let’s see what we get for that:

BBeginnersThis meeting is focused on the needs of new members of NA.
BTBasic TextThis meeting is focused on discussion of the Basic Text of Narcotics Anonymous.
CClosedThis meeting is closed to non-addicts. You should attend only if you believe that you may have a problem with substance abuse.
CLCandlelightThis meeting is held by candlelight.
DDiscussionThis meeting invites participation by all attendees.
IWIt Works -How and WhyThis meeting is focused on discussion of the It Works -How and Why text.
JTJust for TodayThis meeting is focused on discussion of the Just For Today text.
OOpenThis meeting is open to addicts and non-addicts alike. All are welcome.
RrRound RobinThis meeting has a fixed sharing order (usually a circle.)
SDSpeaker/DiscussionThis meeting is lead by a speaker, then opened for participation by attendees.
StStepThis meeting is focused on discussion of the Twelve Steps of NA.
TWTraditions WorkshopThis meeting engages in detailed discussion of one or more of the Twelve Traditions of N.A.
WCWheelchairThis meeting is wheelchair accessible.
BKBook StudyApproved N.A. Books
LCLiving CleanThis is a discussion of the NA book Living Clean -The Journey Continues.
Pawling, NY, 12594Practicing Principles In Pawling6:00 PMSundayThe Lutheran Church of Christ the King, 18 Pine Drive (Intersection of Route 22)SD,St,BK
Garrison, NY, 10524, USAA New Start7:00 PMSundayGraymoor (off Rt. 9), 40 Franciscan Way (4th Floor Conference Room. Go all the way up the hill. Use Giftshop/Bookstore entrance.)O,BT,IW,WC,BK
Wappingers, NY, 12590Keep Hope Alive7:30 PMMondayZion Episcopal Church, 12 Saterlee Pl.O,B
Yorktown Heights, NY, 10598, USAYorktown Recovery7:30 PMMondayFirst Presbyterian Church, Front Room, 2880 Crompond Rd (US-202 & Rt 132)C,B,WC
Katonah, NY, 10536, USAEnd of the Road7:45 PMTuesdaySt Lukes Episcopal Church, Parish House, 68 Bedford Rd (@Katonah Ave)C,St,TW,WC
Brewster, NY, 10509, USAStep It Up7:30 PMWednesdaySt. Lawrence O'Toole Church, 31 Prospect Street (In rectory building across from church. NO SMOKING IN ANY AREAS ON OR NEAR CHURCH GROUNDS)C,Rr
Wappingers, NY, 12590Miracles Happen7:30 PMWednesdayMt. Alvernia Retreat Center, Delavergne Ave.O,St
Yorktown Heights, NY, 10598, USAYorktown Recovery7:30 PMThursdayFirst Presbyterian Church, Front Room, 2880 Crompond Rd (US-202 & @Rt 132)C,St,WC
Hopewell Junction, NY, 12533, USASearching For Serenity7:45 PMThursdayChurch of Saint Denis, 602 Beekman RdC,D,St
Brewster, NY, 10509, USAStep It Up7:30 PMFridaySt. Lawrence O'Toole Church, 31 Prospect Street (In rectory building across from church. NO SMOKING ON OR NEAR CHURCH GROUNDS)C,Rr
Pawling, NY, 12594Practicing Principles In Pawling11:00 AMSaturdayThe Lutheran Church of Christ the King, 18 Pine Drive (Intersection of Route 22)SD,St,BK
Pleasantville, NY, 10570, USAA Better Way of Living7:30 PMSaturdayPace University, 861 Bedford Rd. (Anniversaries held on the last Saturday of the month are open meetings.)C,B,CL,LC
Katonah, NY, 10536Just for Tonight9:00 PMSaturdayFirst Presbyterian Church, 31 Bedford Rd.JT,SD

This is nice, but that format legend is a bit too obtrusive. Why don’t we hide the full descriptions, and just leave the short names up there? I’ll also normalize the font, and make it smaller.

BBeginnersThis meeting is focused on the needs of new members of NA.
BTBasic TextThis meeting is focused on discussion of the Basic Text of Narcotics Anonymous.
CClosedThis meeting is closed to non-addicts. You should attend only if you believe that you may have a problem with substance abuse.
CLCandlelightThis meeting is held by candlelight.
DDiscussionThis meeting invites participation by all attendees.
IWIt Works -How and WhyThis meeting is focused on discussion of the It Works -How and Why text.
JTJust for TodayThis meeting is focused on discussion of the Just For Today text.
OOpenThis meeting is open to addicts and non-addicts alike. All are welcome.
RrRound RobinThis meeting has a fixed sharing order (usually a circle.)
SDSpeaker/DiscussionThis meeting is lead by a speaker, then opened for participation by attendees.
StStepThis meeting is focused on discussion of the Twelve Steps of NA.
TWTraditions WorkshopThis meeting engages in detailed discussion of one or more of the Twelve Traditions of N.A.
WCWheelchairThis meeting is wheelchair accessible.
BKBook StudyApproved N.A. Books
LCLiving CleanThis is a discussion of the NA book Living Clean -The Journey Continues.
Pawling, NY, 12594Practicing Principles In Pawling6:00 PMSundayThe Lutheran Church of Christ the King, 18 Pine Drive (Intersection of Route 22)SD,St,BK
Garrison, NY, 10524, USAA New Start7:00 PMSundayGraymoor (off Rt. 9), 40 Franciscan Way (4th Floor Conference Room. Go all the way up the hill. Use Giftshop/Bookstore entrance.)O,BT,IW,WC,BK
Wappingers, NY, 12590Keep Hope Alive7:30 PMMondayZion Episcopal Church, 12 Saterlee Pl.O,B
Yorktown Heights, NY, 10598, USAYorktown Recovery7:30 PMMondayFirst Presbyterian Church, Front Room, 2880 Crompond Rd (US-202 & Rt 132)C,B,WC
Katonah, NY, 10536, USAEnd of the Road7:45 PMTuesdaySt Lukes Episcopal Church, Parish House, 68 Bedford Rd (@Katonah Ave)C,St,TW,WC
Brewster, NY, 10509, USAStep It Up7:30 PMWednesdaySt. Lawrence O'Toole Church, 31 Prospect Street (In rectory building across from church. NO SMOKING IN ANY AREAS ON OR NEAR CHURCH GROUNDS)C,Rr
Wappingers, NY, 12590Miracles Happen7:30 PMWednesdayMt. Alvernia Retreat Center, Delavergne Ave.O,St
Yorktown Heights, NY, 10598, USAYorktown Recovery7:30 PMThursdayFirst Presbyterian Church, Front Room, 2880 Crompond Rd (US-202 & @Rt 132)C,St,WC
Hopewell Junction, NY, 12533, USASearching For Serenity7:45 PMThursdayChurch of Saint Denis, 602 Beekman RdC,D,St
Brewster, NY, 10509, USAStep It Up7:30 PMFridaySt. Lawrence O'Toole Church, 31 Prospect Street (In rectory building across from church. NO SMOKING ON OR NEAR CHURCH GROUNDS)C,Rr
Pawling, NY, 12594Practicing Principles In Pawling11:00 AMSaturdayThe Lutheran Church of Christ the King, 18 Pine Drive (Intersection of Route 22)SD,St,BK
Pleasantville, NY, 10570, USAA Better Way of Living7:30 PMSaturdayPace University, 861 Bedford Rd. (Anniversaries held on the last Saturday of the month are open meetings.)C,B,CL,LC
Katonah, NY, 10536Just for Tonight9:00 PMSaturdayFirst Presbyterian Church, 31 Bedford Rd.JT,SD

Cool! Let’s compare it to what we would see if we didn’t specify any search parameters:

BBeginnersThis meeting is focused on the needs of new members of NA.
BLBi-LingualThis Meeting can be attended by speakers of English and another language.
BTBasic TextThis meeting is focused on discussion of the Basic Text of Narcotics Anonymous.
CClosedThis meeting is closed to non-addicts. You should attend only if you believe that you may have a problem with substance abuse.
CHClosed HolidaysThis meeting gathers in a facility that is usually closed on holidays.
CLCandlelightThis meeting is held by candlelight.
CSChildren under SupervisionWell-behaved, supervised children are welcome.
DDiscussionThis meeting invites participation by all attendees.
ESEspanolThis meeting is conducted in Spanish.
GLGay/Lesbian/TransgenderThis meeting is focused on the needs of gay, lesbian and transgender members of NA.
ILIllnessThis meeting is focused on the needs of NA members with chronic illness.
IPInformational PamphletThis meeting is focused on discussion of one or more Informational Pamphlets.
IWIt Works -How and WhyThis meeting is focused on discussion of the It Works -How and Why text.
JTJust for TodayThis meeting is focused on discussion of the Just For Today text.
MMenThis meeting is focused on topics encountered by men in NA.
NCNo ChildrenPlease do not bring children to this meeting.
OOpenThis meeting is open to addicts and non-addicts alike. All are welcome.
PiPitchThis meeting has a format that consists of each person who shares picking the next person.
RFRotating FormatThis meeting has a format that changes for each meeting.
RrRound RobinThis meeting has a fixed sharing order (usually a circle.)
SCSurveillance CamerasThis meeting is held in a facility that has surveillance cameras.
SDSpeaker/DiscussionThis meeting is lead by a speaker, then opened for participation by attendees.
SGStep Working GuideThis meeting is focused on discussion of the Step Working Guide text.
SLASLThis meeting provides an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter for the deaf.
SoSpeaker OnlyThis meeting is a speaker-only meeting. Other attendees do not participate in the discussion.
StStepThis meeting is focused on discussion of the Twelve Steps of NA.
TiTimerThis meeting has sharing time limited by a timer.
ToTopicThis meeting is based upon a topic chosen by a speaker or by group conscience.
TrTraditionThis meeting is focused on discussion of the Twelve Traditions of NA.
TWTraditions WorkshopThis meeting engages in detailed discussion of one or more of the Twelve Traditions of N.A.
WWomenThis meeting is focused on topics encountered by women in NA.
WCWheelchairThis meeting is wheelchair accessible.
YPYoung PeopleThis meeting is focused on the needs of younger members of NA.
OEOpen-EndedNo fixed duration. The meeting continues until everyone present has had a chance to share.
BKBook StudyApproved N.A. Books
NSNo SmokingSmoking is not allowed at this meeting.
FDFive and DimeDiscussion of the Fifth Step and the Tenth Step
ABAsk-It-BasketA topic is chosen from suggestions placed into a basket.
MEMeditationThis meeting encourages its participants to engage in quiet meditation.
QAQuestion and AnswerAttendees may ask questions and expect answers from Group members.
CWChildren WelcomeChildren are welcome at this meeting.
CPConceptsThis meeting is focused on discussion of the twelve concepts of NA.
LCLiving CleanThis is a discussion of the NA book Living Clean -The Journey Continues.
IDID Required to EnterThis meeting is held in a facility that requires visitors to provide ID to enter.
Pawling, NY, 12594Practicing Principles In Pawling6:00 PMSundayThe Lutheran Church of Christ the King, 18 Pine Drive (Intersection of Route 22)SD,St,BK
Garrison, NY, 10524, USAA New Start7:00 PMSundayGraymoor (off Rt. 9), 40 Franciscan Way (4th Floor Conference Room. Go all the way up the hill. Use Giftshop/Bookstore entrance.)O,BT,IW,WC,BK
Wappingers, NY, 12590Keep Hope Alive7:30 PMMondayZion Episcopal Church, 12 Saterlee Pl.O,B
Yorktown Heights, NY, 10598, USAYorktown Recovery7:30 PMMondayFirst Presbyterian Church, Front Room, 2880 Crompond Rd (US-202 & Rt 132)C,B,WC
Katonah, NY, 10536, USAEnd of the Road7:45 PMTuesdaySt Lukes Episcopal Church, Parish House, 68 Bedford Rd (@Katonah Ave)C,St,TW,WC
Brewster, NY, 10509, USAStep It Up7:30 PMWednesdaySt. Lawrence O'Toole Church, 31 Prospect Street (In rectory building across from church. NO SMOKING IN ANY AREAS ON OR NEAR CHURCH GROUNDS)C,Rr
Wappingers, NY, 12590Miracles Happen7:30 PMWednesdayMt. Alvernia Retreat Center, Delavergne Ave.O,St
Yorktown Heights, NY, 10598, USAYorktown Recovery7:30 PMThursdayFirst Presbyterian Church, Front Room, 2880 Crompond Rd (US-202 & @Rt 132)C,St,WC
Hopewell Junction, NY, 12533, USASearching For Serenity7:45 PMThursdayChurch of Saint Denis, 602 Beekman RdC,D,St
Brewster, NY, 10509, USAStep It Up7:30 PMFridaySt. Lawrence O'Toole Church, 31 Prospect Street (In rectory building across from church. NO SMOKING ON OR NEAR CHURCH GROUNDS)C,Rr
Pawling, NY, 12594Practicing Principles In Pawling11:00 AMSaturdayThe Lutheran Church of Christ the King, 18 Pine Drive (Intersection of Route 22)SD,St,BK
Pleasantville, NY, 10570, USAA Better Way of Living7:30 PMSaturdayPace University, 861 Bedford Rd. (Anniversaries held on the last Saturday of the month are open meetings.)C,B,CL,LC
Katonah, NY, 10536Just for Tonight9:00 PMSaturdayFirst Presbyterian Church, 31 Bedford Rd.JT,SD