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Scripting Guide > Scripting Platforms > Enable User Input
Publication date: 11/10/2021

Enable User Input

When you send an Action() function to a platform, it evaluates an expression. For example, use Action messages when you want the launch window to appear. A user chooses columns in the launch window and the script continues running after the user runs the analysis.

The following example launches four platforms: Distribution, Bivariate, Oneway, and Contingency. The launch window for each platform appears, and the user chooses the analysis columns and clicks OK. The report window for each analysis appears, and then the next platform launch window comes up, until all platforms have been launched.

dt = Open( "$SAMPLE_DATA/Big" );
dt << Distribution( Action( doit ) );
doit = Expr(
	New Window( "Bivariate", Bivariate( Action( doit2 ) ) )
doit2 = Expr(
	New Window( "Oneway", Oneway( Action( doit3 ) ) )
doit3 = Expr(
	New Window( "Contingency", Contingency( Action( doit4 ) ) )
doit4 = Expr();
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