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How to pass an eval string as a token


Hi there,

I am trying to populate an input text box with an eval case statement - not using the function but simply placing the text for the eval statement in to the text box by using a token. This gets saved in a lookup file and then read using inputlookup to populate the text box with the value in my dash.


<input type="text" token="mytoken" searchWhenChanged="true">

| eval mytokenoutput="$mytoken$"
|outputlookup bla.csv

The inputlookup command then reads the lookup file token and places that token in the text box - but not if i use "case".

So I have escaped the the case statement to just input the string, but it still doesnt work. If i just put normal text in there - it works. If i do all of this in a search scenario rather than token/dashboard scenario it also works.

Any thoughts ?


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try this:

    <input type="text" token="mytoken" searchWhenChanged="true">
          <query>|makeresults| eval mytokenoutput=$mytoken$</query>
        <option name="drilldown">none</option>
        <option name="refresh.display">progressbar</option>

i removed all of the escaped double quotes and the double quotes around the string, because you want it to actually eval this in the end, and not treat it as a string.

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@cmerriman thanks for getting back to me! The problem is that if I dont escape everything it will not dump it all to the csv file which kinda breaks my dashboard.. Escaping everything works but doesnt make a good default/initial value because obviously it wouldnt run the case statement first time round.

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