Step-by-Step Section

File Object Type

You can refer to this file object type in any formula, macro, module, or other script in Blockpad. You can use either its name or its full path:

  • To refer to it by name, use StepByStepSection (make sure the library Library.Docs.Objects is included with Include Libaries)
  • To refer to it by its full path, use Library.Docs.Objects.StepByStepSection

 

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A Step-by-Step Section changes how formulas are calculated inside. Instead of calculating the formulas in order of dependency, the contents of a step-by-step section are calculated from top to bottom.

Blockpad treats the section as a single bulk formula for updates—i.e. if any formulas inside the section require recalculation, the entire section is recalculated.

Insert a step-by-step section:
  1. While inside a report or multiline cell, select the insert tool.
  2. Select Step-by-Step Section.
  3. Click OK.
Notes:
  • Formulas in a step-by-step section can override previous variables.
  • If there is a table or 2D canvas subframe inside of a step-by-step section, the formulas inside of the subframe are calculated together in order of dependency. Then the subframe is calculated as one step within the step-by-step section.
  • You can conditionally hide a step-by-step section using the hide property.
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