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Prepare choices for virtualSelectInput()

Usage

prepare_choices(
  .data,
  label,
  value,
  group_by = NULL,
  description = NULL,
  alias = NULL
)

Arguments

.data

An object of type data.frame().

label

Variable to use as labels (displayed to user).

value

Variable to use as values (retrieved server-side).

group_by

Variable identifying groups to use option group feature.

description

Optional variable allowing to show a text under the labels.

alias

Optional variable containing text to use with search feature.

Value

A list to use as choices argument of virtualSelectInput().

Examples

library(shiny)
library(shinyWidgets)

state_data <- data.frame(
  name = state.name,
  abb = state.abb,
  region = state.region,
  division = state.division
)

ui <- fluidPage(
  tags$h2("Virtual Select: prepare choices"),

  virtualSelectInput(
    inputId = "sel1",
    label = "Use a data.frame:",
    choices = prepare_choices(state_data, name, abb),
    search = TRUE
  ),
  verbatimTextOutput("res1"),

  virtualSelectInput(
    inputId = "sel2",
    label = "Group choices:",
    choices = prepare_choices(state_data, name, abb, region),
    multiple = TRUE
  ),
  verbatimTextOutput("res2"),

  virtualSelectInput(
    inputId = "sel3",
    label = "Add a description:",
    choices = prepare_choices(state_data, name, abb, description = division),
    multiple = TRUE,
    hasOptionDescription = TRUE
  ),
  verbatimTextOutput("res3")
)

server <- function(input, output, session) {
  output$res1 <- renderPrint(input$sel1)
  output$res2 <- renderPrint(input$sel2)
  output$res3 <- renderPrint(input$sel3)
}

if (interactive())
  shinyApp(ui, server)