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dbutils.notebook.run with multiselect parameter

gbrueckl
Contributor II

I have a notebook which has a parameter defined as

dbutils.widgets.multiselect("my_param", "ALL", ["ALL", "A", "B", "C")

and I would like to pass this parameter when calling the notebook via

dbutils.notebook.run()

However, I tried passing it as an python-array, JSON-array-string, etc. but nothing worked.

any one has any ideas?

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-werners-
Esteemed Contributor III

I have not yet used a multiselect, but for a single value widget you get {"widget":"value"}

And according to the help:

When using dbutils.widgets.get() with a multiselect widget, you get a string of

comma delimited items that are selected by user.

So I would think you have to pass a comma separated string, so "ALL, A, B, C", a string object not an array.

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-werners-
Esteemed Contributor III

I have not yet used a multiselect, but for a single value widget you get {"widget":"value"}

And according to the help:

When using dbutils.widgets.get() with a multiselect widget, you get a string of

comma delimited items that are selected by user.

So I would think you have to pass a comma separated string, so "ALL, A, B, C", a string object not an array.

gbrueckl
Contributor II

you are right, this actually works fine.

I just realized I had two multiselect parameters in my tests and only changing one of them still resulted in the same error message for the second one 😕

I ended up writing a function that parses whatever comes in via the widget to an array/list which also supports JSON arrays now

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