Name of current table not appearing in script editor (Mac)
Dec 21, 2018 3:27 PM(1778 views)
I've previously been using Windows machines, but recently switched to Mac. In top of the script editor on Windows machines, there was a dropdown box with the name of the current data table. On my mac I do not see this box anymore. Is there any way to turn this option on? Using JMP 14.2.
I have several tables open and it's important to know which table JMP considers to be the current data table while I'm debugging a script. Thanks.
I'm pretty sure the answer is no, the Mac version does not have that widget in the tool bar.
As you've probably noticed, a script that depends on currentDataTable() can be fragile because the current table can change if a user interacts with the display (by clicking on, or tabbing to, another data table and bringing it forward for example.) You can almost always get a handle to a JMP table when it is created:
dtNew = dtPrev<<subset;
and use the handle (captured in the variable dtNew above) to qualify variable names and to specify the table a message goes to (dtPrev is sent a message subset above; << is the send operator. Use the : operator (scoping) to qualify a column name
dtNew:age = dtNew:age + 1;
so there is no ambiguity which of the two tables you are working with.