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I am adding smarty code to a mail template. Including:

{capture assign=designation}{contribution.contribution_source}{/capture}

Later in the page, I call the variable as such:

{if $designation}, for {contribution.contribution_source}{/if}

But the template breaks when I try to use it. The code looks good as far as I can tell. What's the problem?

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The problem is that the space in the if-statement is   rather than a normal space. For this reason, it's worth writing your smarty statements while viewing the Source code in the template editor.

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