freezeReactiveValue

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Freeze a reactive value

This freezes a reactive value. If the value is accessed while frozen, a "silent" exception is raised and the operation is stopped. This is the same thing that happens if req(FALSE) is called. The value is thawed (un-frozen; accessing it will no longer raise an exception) when the current reactive domain is flushed. In a Shiny application, this occurs after all of the observers are executed.

Usage
freezeReactiveValue(x, name)
Arguments
x
A reactiveValues object (like input).
name
The name of a value in the reactiveValues object.
See Also

req

Aliases
  • freezeReactiveValue
Examples
## Only run this examples in interactive R sessions
if (interactive()) {

ui <- fluidPage(
  selectInput("data", "Data Set", c("mtcars", "pressure")),
  checkboxGroupInput("cols", "Columns (select 2)", character(0)),
  plotOutput("plot")
)

server <- function(input, output, session) {
  observe({
    data <- get(input$data)
    # Sets a flag on input$cols to essentially do req(FALSE) if input$cols
    # is accessed. Without this, an error will momentarily show whenever a
    # new data set is selected.
    freezeReactiveValue(input, "cols")
    updateCheckboxGroupInput(session, "cols", choices = names(data))
  })

  output$plot <- renderPlot({
    # When a new data set is selected, input$cols will have been invalidated
    # above, and this will essentially do the same as req(FALSE), causing
    # this observer to stop and raise a silent exception.
    cols <- input$cols
    data <- get(input$data)

    if (length(cols) == 2) {
      plot(data[[ cols[1] ]], data[[ cols[2] ]])
    }
  })
}

shinyApp(ui, server)
}
Documentation reproduced from package shiny, version 0.14.2, License: GPL-3 | file LICENSE

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