How to write if condition in Haml

How to write a if condition, if else condition in haml for a ruby on rails application.

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In haml, use the – (dash) to indicate a line is Ruby code. Furthermore, indention level indicates block level. Combine the two for if/else statements.

- if signed_in?
  %li= link_to "Sign out", sign_out_path
- else
  %li= link_to "Sign in", sign_in_path

is the same as the following code in ERB:

<% if signed_in? %>
  <li><%= link_to "Sign out", sign_out_path %></li>
<% else %>
  <li><%= link_to "Sign in", sign_in_path %></li>
<% end %>

HAML is indentation based , and the parser can be tricky.You don’t need to use “- end” in Haml. Use indentation instead.In Haml,a block begins whenever the indentation is increased after a Ruby evaluation command. It ends when the indentation decreases.Sample if else block as follows.

- if condition
  = something
- else
  = something_else

A practical example

- if current_user
  = link_to 'Logout', logout_path
- else
  = link_to 'Login', login_path

Edit : If you just want to use if condition then

 - if current_user
  = link_to 'Logout', logout_path

In haml two operators are used for ruby code.

  • = is used for ruby code which is evaluated and gets inserted into document.


= form_for @user  
  • – is used for ruby code which is evaluated and NOT get inserted into document.


- if @user.signed_in?  
  = "Hi"  
- else  
  = "Please sign in!"

I just had an Haml::SyntaxError at /de/bla – Got “else” with no preceding “if” thrown by the following code, which left me wondering for some time:

- if @user.avatar 
  .avatar{ style: "background-image: url(#{image_path @user.avatar})" }
/ else # this is a comment in HAML 
- else
    .initials #{@user.initials}

Seems as if comments between if and else aren’t accepted by Haml.

Here are two links:


The first one is a converter- you can enter html or erb snippets and you get haml!