CreateNewObject

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Normally, you, as a modeler, create new objects by dragginge a new node from the Node toolbar into a Diagram. This function lets you write functions or buttons to automate creation of new objects, or an entire module.

CreateNewObject(class, inModule, title, identifier, original)

Create a new Analytica object with the specified «class» in the module «inModule», and return a handle to the new object.

Key phrases: Make Object, New Object, Create Object, Make variable, New variable, Create variable

Parameters:

  • «class»: the Classs or type of the new object, such as Variable, Chance, Index, Module, FormNode, etc.
  • «inModule»: the parent module to contain this object. It tries to position the node in the first available empty space in the diagram for this module.
  • «title»: optional text for the Title attribute of the new object.
  • «identifier»: the desired identifier. If that identifier is already in use, it adds digits to the end to make a unique identifier. If not specified, it uses the «title» or «class» to generate an identifier.
  • «original»: If «class» is an Alias or FormNode (User input or output), the new object will refer to this original object.

The creation of a new object is a side-effect -- i.e. it makes a permanent change to the model -- so you can only use CreateNewObject in a button's OnClick attribute (or the Typescript Window) or a Function called from OnClick. You cannot use it in the definition of a Variable.

History

Introduced in Analytica 5.0.

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