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Contributor III
Contributor III

QlikView Extension - loop selections in document listbox

Does anyone have an example of how to loop selecting within a list box from an extension?

I have a comma separated list I am passing via a variable to the extension.

The values are then split and I call the selection using a button in the extension.

This makes a selection in the listbox, but it does not loop as I'd expect (think of using the get selected values and looping on that if you were using a macro).

function selection (ID) {
  var doc = Qv.GetCurrentDocument();
  obj1 = doc.GetObject("LB01",function(){




I can see the IDs have been called in the listbox:


However, the extension only ever fully renders the first value.

Looked in here, but not finding what I want: JsDoc Reference - Getting Started (

Have also tried using different functions, and console.logs show the same thing - loop works, but selections don't re-render the extension for some reason.

Any help or pointers would be appreciated



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Contributor III
Contributor III

A bit more context if it helps, prompts some thought:

  1. Open any QV app
  2. Open browser console e.g. Ctrl+Shift+I in MS Edge
  3. In the console window type: d = Qv.GetCurrentDocument();
  4. Press enter then type: lb = d.GetObject("LB01");
    this can be any listbox ID, so this is just an example of what I'm trying to automate
  5. Press enter then type: lb.Data.SelectTexts("TEST1");
    or whatever value in the list box
  6. Press enter then type: lb.Data.SelectTexts("TEST2");
  7. Each time you can see the app updating one at a time, no problem

Basically this works fine in the console window and I can type as many values in steps 5/6 as needed and the app is refreshed and waits in between. However, these steps aren't being triggered in the middle of a loop from the js extension and I'd love to be able to resolve. I need to effectively loop the listbox and print the extension object with another function inside the extension.