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access variable context of another feature

adamohernadamohern Member, OS Professional Posts: 216 PRO
I'm using a FeatureList parameter to select a previously-created feature. Is it possible to look into that feature's context to access its definition variables and/or internal feature id's within the feature?


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    kevin_o_toole_1kevin_o_toole_1 Onshape Employees, Developers, HDM Posts: 565
    edited May 2016
    You can assign variables to the context with setVariable and retrieve them with getVariable. Note that these values can also be accessed by a user using #varName

    You can also attach data to entities as attributes.

    For your case, I'd probably use setVariable and getVariable using the featureId to store the relevant data.
    if (isTopLevelId(id))
        setVariable(context, id[0] as string, data);

    Note the isTopLevelId check. If any variable-setting features get patterned, they'll have nested ids which fail the check, and also won't be selectable via feature pattern.

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    adamohernadamohern Member, OS Professional Posts: 216 PRO
    What about accessing a query from the definition of the other feature? Is that possible?
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    ilya_baranilya_baran Onshape Employees, Developers, HDM Posts: 1,185
    If the feature stores the query, sure.  Otherwise (for like the query input to an extrude feature), not yet, but I would like it to be accessible.
    Ilya Baran \ VP, Architecture and FeatureScript \ Onshape Inc
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