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## How to work with checkboxes?

In my application on the launch window I have a set of checkboxes. They will define, pretty much, what steps of data cleaning will be performed with the table.

So I need pretty much to get the status of each checkbox and then run a corresponding function on each checkbox that is checked.

Manuals are pretty much useless, the only thing I got was that I can get a list of strings with the names of checkboxes that are selected.

cb << Get Selected()

Is there a snippet that pretty much gets that list and outputs flags (variables that are either 0 or 1 that I can use in IF statements)?

Is there any other way to parse the checkboxes into flags and run corresponding scripts?

Thanks!

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## Re: How to work with checkboxes?

This should get you started.

check_list = {"One", "Two", "Three", "Four"};

todo_list  = {};

nw = new window("Checkboxes", << modal(),

my_cb = checkbox(check_list),

panelbox("Actions",

hlistbox(

button box("OK",

keep_going = 1;

todo_list = my_cb << get selected;

),

button box("Cancel", keep_going = 0)

),

),

);

nt = nitems(todo_list);

if (keep_going & nt > 0,

for (i = 1, i <= nt, i++,

if (todo_list[i] == "One",

//              Call function for One step

print("One");

,

todo_list[i] == "Two",

//              Call function for Two step

print("Two");

,

todo_list[i] == "Three",

//              Call function for Three step

print("Three");

,

todo_list[i] == "Four",

//              Call function for Two step

print("Four");

);

);

);

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Super User

## Re: How to work with checkboxes?

I will point you to:

Help==>Scripting Index

There, when you scroll down to:

CheckBoxBox

and click on it, you will get all of the items that you can ask for, or pass to a check box, along with examples(code snipppets) for each

Jim
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## Re: How to work with checkboxes?

Yep, I agree - this was the best place to look.

I ended up implementing it through Get, with only few options that was reasonable enough.

With more options the answer below should work.

The primary reason I was asking was that it is probably the most common way of using checkboxes and I did not want to "invent bicycle", but use the common code snippet to work with checkboxes.

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Super User

## Re: How to work with checkboxes?

This should get you started.

check_list = {"One", "Two", "Three", "Four"};

todo_list  = {};

nw = new window("Checkboxes", << modal(),

my_cb = checkbox(check_list),

panelbox("Actions",

hlistbox(

button box("OK",

keep_going = 1;

todo_list = my_cb << get selected;

),

button box("Cancel", keep_going = 0)

),

),

);

nt = nitems(todo_list);

if (keep_going & nt > 0,

for (i = 1, i <= nt, i++,

if (todo_list[i] == "One",

//              Call function for One step

print("One");

,

todo_list[i] == "Two",

//              Call function for Two step

print("Two");

,

todo_list[i] == "Three",

//              Call function for Three step

print("Three");

,

todo_list[i] == "Four",

//              Call function for Two step

print("Four");

);

);

);

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## Re: How to work with checkboxes?

Thanks a lot!

That, I assume, is the standard way of parsing checkboxes?

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Super User

## Re: How to work with checkboxes?

That's one way of doing it.  It looks like the only way to see what's selected is with

cb << get selected

or

cb << get(index)

The get method requires a bit more work than get selected, which returns all selected values into one list for further processing.

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