Day 34 – Dynamically Picking From Hash

Sometimes I don’t want to statically pick from a dataset or a hash. Sometimes I want to dynamically pick from a hash or dataset based on a condition and I can do that by using a beesting in a pick statement.

ruleset a60x545 {
  meta {
    name "beesting-in-pick"
    description <<
    author "Mike Grace"
    logging on

  rule test_pick {
    select when pageview ".*"
    pre {
      r = math:random(2);
      pleasePick = (r == 0) => "userName" | "cool";
      myHash = {
      picked = myHash.pick("$.#{pleasePick}");
      notify("picked","Picked with: #{pleasePick}<br/>Picked value: #{picked}") with sticky = true;
  • 14 get random number to simulate picking based on condition
  • 15 set pick based on random based condition
  • 20 get value from pick statement

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One Response to Day 34 – Dynamically Picking From Hash

  1. Phil Windley says:

    The more general idea here is that the pick specification is just a string and there are lots of ways to construct a string. Beestings are among the most convenient, but it’s also possible, as an example, to get the pick string from one hash and use it to pick on another.

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