Accessing UDT tag attributes in from a template

Just FYI, it sounds like you've got an analogue display template of some form that has a UDTType parameter. In general, I wouldn't recommend using UDTType parameters. They have their benefits, but potentially significant consequences. I have experienced two major downfalls:

  • they can kill client performance. under a certain number (10-15?) of template instances are unnoticeable, but when you get more than a certain number, the Window load time is significant.
  • they restrict a template to a specific UDT. Sometimes this is ok, but if in the future a new, similar UDT needs to be created that should use the same template, you're out of luck; you have to create a new template as well.