So, sounds like maybe this feature does not exist....I'd like to
request it (given a dataset, I'd like to be able to show the column
headers of that dataset in a select box).

On Wed, Aug 29, 2012 at 11:09 AM, Dan Tenenbaum <> wrote:
> Hi,
> I have some code that makes a plot and creates a legend from a given
> column name in the user's input data, which may have arbitrary column
> names.
> I'd like to create a dropdown list that has all the column names in
> it, but I don't know the names beforehand; I won't know them until the
> user uploads their data file. So all I can do is have a freeform text
> box where I ask the user to type a column name, which seems
> error-prone and ugly.
> I notice that the XY plotting tool has something sort of like this,
> where it can tell how many columns are in your dataset and lets you
> choose them, but it calls the columns "c1", "c2", etc.
> My datasets have a header line with column names and I want to show
> the actual column name, not reference them by column number. Is this
> possible?
> Is there a solution to this? I have a number of use cases like this,
> so it would be great if there was.
> Thanks,
> Dan
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