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I want to perform an operation (through a script) on a column that is included in only some of my files. So I need to first check whether the variable exists in the file and then run the operation if it does exist. Is there a way to access a list of all the variables/columns in an OpenSHAPA file through the scripting API?

asked 23 Jul '13, 17:22

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Yes, there is. First you need to get the column list (just as you would normally get a variable at the beginning of a script):

columns = getColumnList()

Now that you have the column list, it's easy to check if it includes your variable:

if columns.include?("variable name")
     <insert whatever it is you want to do here>
end
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answered 23 Jul '13, 17:31

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