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Mar 12, 2015 6:31 AM
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Comparable to Copy All Paste Special Values in Excel, how can I select all columns in Data Table and delete column formulas while preserving the values of each column in JSL Script?

This previous discussion was a beneficial first step.

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May 29, 2015 10:57 AM
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Solution

Two approaches to "Paste Special" with jsl.

dt = Current Data Table**()**;

// 1. Make a copy without formulas (and keep original table)

dt << **Subset****(**Copy formula**(****0****)**, All rows, Selected columns only**(****0****))**;

// 2. loop through columns and delete any formulas

cols = dt << **get column names****()**;

For**(**i = **1**, i <= N Col**(**dt**)**, i++,

cols**[**i**]** << **delete property****(**formula**)**

**)**;

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May 29, 2015 10:37 AM
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May 29, 2015 11:03 AM
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That's strange. For me values are retained after running *<< Delete Property(Formula)*.

Currently on JMP 12 on Mac, but I am 99% certain it worked the same way in JMP 11.

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May 29, 2015 11:15 AM
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I just tested in JMP 9, JMP 10 and JMP 11 and the values were retained in all versions.

Can you test with this simple script and tell us what happens with the "Pred Formula ABRASION" column?

open

("$SAMPLE_DATA\Tiretread.jmp");column

("Pred Formula ABRASION")<<delete property(formula);

-Jeff

-Jeff

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Jul 2, 2017 7:01 PM
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I am using delete property(Formula) in for loop and it does not delete formula. I am using JMP13. Below is

Try( column(datatable( dtname || "_Wide"), newcol) << Delete Formula ); << delete property(Formula);

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Jun 10, 2015 12:17 PM
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Thank you for your reply, MS. Somehow I didn't get that notification and I am replying late.

The proposed solution: column(dt,1)<<delete formula; and column(dt,1)<<delete property (formula); worked eventually. I don't know what was wrong when I first tried it. I am using JMP 10 on Windows 7

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Jul 27, 2017 9:18 AM
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If you delete the formula in the same script you are creating the formula, you will need to use some kind of wait(1) function to allow the formula to calculate before deleting it.

```
New Column( "Name", Formula());
Wait(1);
:Name << Delete Formula;
```

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May 29, 2015 10:57 AM
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Two approaches to "Paste Special" with jsl.

dt = Current Data Table**()**;

// 1. Make a copy without formulas (and keep original table)

dt << **Subset****(**Copy formula**(****0****)**, All rows, Selected columns only**(****0****))**;

// 2. loop through columns and delete any formulas

cols = dt << **get column names****()**;

For**(**i = **1**, i <= N Col**(**dt**)**, i++,

cols**[**i**]** << **delete property****(**formula**)**

**)**;

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May 5, 2016 6:29 AM
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May 29, 2015 11:39 AM
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