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Building a dropdown list in a dialog box

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Nov 07, 2020 Nov 07, 2020

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Hi,

I’m writing a script for a dialog box including a dropdown list.

Items of the list are depending on some variables, so I build a script line like that (here for 5 variables):

var theList="dialogBox.insertEntryInList({\"LCou\":{"+var1+": -1}});dialogBox.insertEntryInList({\"LCou\":{"+var2+": -1,"+var3+": -1,"+var4+": -1,"+var5+": -1}});";

then, in the dialog box building, I recall this string:

eval(theList);

That works fine as long as there is no space in the text of each variable, but that doesn’t work anymore as soon as there is a space.

I tried to replace this character by the Unicode character, the result is the same.

At the moment, my solution is to replace each space by an underscore…

Does anyone get an idea to solve that? I would prefer display a space when needed.
Thanks in advance.

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Community Expert , Nov 08, 2020 Nov 08, 2020

No. Use this:

+ "\"" + var1 + "\"" +

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At begin and end of each variable add "\"".

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Thank you for your answer, but like that "var1", "var2", etc are the name of each item...

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No. Use this:

+ "\"" + var1 + "\"" +

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Great! that works fine.

Thank you.

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