Procedure DatasetSelectNew(data\_category, dataset[, title])


The procedure DatasetSelectNew shows a dialog box in which the user can select a new dataset for a given data category.

        data_category,   ! (input) element in AllDataCategories
        dataset,         ! (output) element parameter in AllDataSets
        [title]          ! (optional) string expression



An element in AllDataCategories, specifying the data category for which you want to the user to select a new dataset.


An element parameter in AllDataSets. On return the dataset will refer to the selected dataset.

title (optional)

A string expression that is used as the title for the dialog box. If this argument is omitted, then a default title is used.

Return Value

The procedure returns 1 if the user did select a dataset. If the user pressed Cancel, then the procedure returns 0.


  • This function is only applicable if the project option Data_Management_style is set to Single_Data_Manager_file.

  • If via this procedure the user creates a new dataset (i.e. a new dataset node in the data management tree), then this case dataset does not yet contain any data. The dataset will only contain data after you explicitly save data to it.

See also

The procedures DatasetSelect, DatasetSetCurrent, DatasetSave.