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[Select] ... [/Select]

Tag Link [Select] ... Category Conditional
Type Container Source Available No
Support Preferred Version 6.0
Change Unchanged Data Source Any
Output Type None Security Tag
Implementation Internal Sets Lasso 8.5, Lasso 8.0, Lasso 7.0, Lasso 6.0


A [Select] ... [/Select] tag can be used with one or more nested [Case] tags to select one portion of code to perform.

The parameter of the opening [Select] tag is compared against the parameter of each enclosed [Case] tag in turn. If the parameters match then the code until the next enclosed [Case] statement is executed.

If a [Case] statement has no parameter then it represents the default case and will be executed if no other [Case] statement matches the parameter of the enclosing [Select] ... [/Select] tags. The default [Case] statement should always be last.

If no [Case] statement matches and no default [Case] statement is specified then the [Select] ... [/Select] tags return no output.

Note: The [Select] ... [/Select] tags are equivalent to using [If] and [Else] tags to check a single parameter against a series of values, but are often easier to read.


[Select: 'Select Value']
[Case: 'Case 1 Value']
... Case 1 Code ...
[Case: 'Case 2 Value']
... Case 2 Code ...
... Default Code ...


Required Parameters
Select Value The value which will be matched against each [Case] tag in turn.


To select one option based on the value of a variable:

Use the [Select] ... [Case] ... [/Select] tags. The opening [Select] tag accepts a variable that contains a value. The code which is after the first enclosed [Case] statement which matches the variable's value is executed. In the example below a 'color' variable is matched against several color names. If there is no match a default of black or #000000 is used.

[Variable: 'color'='blue']
[Select: $color]
[Case: 'red']
[Output: '#ff0000']
[Case: 'green']
[Output: '#00ff00']
[Case: 'blue']
[Output: '#0000ff']
[Output: '#000000']