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Determine Values Selected In Multiple Listbox

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Determine Values Selected In Multiple Listbox

I am currently working on developing a stored process in SAS Enterprise Guide 5.1 on Windows 7 Operating System that allows users to select multiple items from a listbox.  Once the values are selected I would like the form to chain to another stored process that will use the values that were selected in the listbox.

 

I am having difficulty creating a variable that contains the values selected by the user.

 

I have used the following code and can get the multiple select to work, but when I print the results, only the first value selected is printed.

 

The code is written in HTML and I am wondering if there is some Javascript that I would need to add in order for the selected values to be brought together into a single variable.

 

<select size=3 id=multilistbox multiple="multiple">
	<option value="1">Option 1</option>
    <option value="2">Option 2</option>
    <option value="3">Option 3</option>
</select>

Any help would be appreciated.

 

Thank you.

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Re: Determine Values Selected In Multiple Listbox

Posted in reply to chris_lampron

Hi Chris,

 

There are a couple of things - I think you need to make sure that your HTML is a form element that you submit, that you are executing your STP via the STP Web App, and that the STP itself is configured to run on a Stored Process server rather than a Workspace Server. If that's the case, if you add &_debug=131 to the end of your URL, you should see the selected values being passed to sas as multiple called &multilistbox1, &multilistbox2, etc. 

 

More info in the Multiple Values section of the SAS docs here, it explains it a lot better. It's quite straightforward. You will also be able to debug the parameters sent to the STP Web App via your browser's debug console, if you're familiar with that.

 

Nik

 

 

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