Output with a variable name.

This is part of server.R:

counter <- reactiveValues(n = 0)
output$counter <- renderPrint(print(counter$n))
observeEvent(input$addRow, {
  if (counter$n < 5)
    counter$n <- counter$n + 1
observeEvent(input$delRow, {
  if (counter$n > 0)
    counter$n <- counter$n - 1

output[[paste0("additional_row_", counter$n)]] <-  renderUI({ inputs() }) #for example, inputs is an h4("Hello"). It really is a couple of UI elements.. But first let's make it to work with only 1

And ui.R:

actionButton("addRow", "Add Row"),
actionButton("delRow", "Delete Row"),

The error says:

Error in .getReactiveEnvironment()$currentContext() : Operation not allowed without an active reactive context. (You tried to do something that can only be done from inside a reactive expression or observer.)

And I understand it, because I try to compute the name of an output. But how then can I add rows and delete rows of UI elements in my app?

I appreciate your help. Thank you very much

Hi Geiser,

This might help you:


Inserting this function in an observEvent, so a reactive context will prevent you from getting this error.

Additionally there is a removeUI function. If you need more complex applied examples, there are plenty on the web.

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Thank you so much! Even not the actual answer, because the solution to the question was to add the insertion of the UI inside the observeEvents of the "input$addRow" and "input$delRow", your function saved me because the renderUI() function made a mess to all the dynamic inputs when adding rows. Thank you very much!

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