Convert enum to a list of String

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Hi, How can we fetch all the enum values and create a list out of those values? Thanks in Advance!
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You can build a List of entities with these values in using Java, but this is not particularly elegant.

Assuming you have an ENUM called ENUM_Test in MyFirstModule, and you are return an entity of type ENUMValues that has Caption and Name attributes, you can create a Java Action with the following code.
 

// BEGIN USER CODE
List<IMendixObject> list = new ArrayList<IMendixObject>();
List<myfirstmodule.proxies.ENUM_Test> values = new ArrayList<myfirstmodule.proxies.ENUM_Test>(Arrays.asList(myfirstmodule.proxies.ENUM_Test.values()));
for (myfirstmodule.proxies.ENUM_Test enum_test : values) {
	myfirstmodule.proxies.ENUMValues ev = new myfirstmodule.proxies.ENUMValues(this.getContext());
	ev.setCaption(enum_test.getCaption());
	ev.setName(enum_test.name());
	list.add(ev.getMendixObject());
}
return list;
// END USER CODE

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Unfortunately, there is not a straightforward way to iterate over the values of an enum.

In the past, I have created a small helper entity with one attribute using the enum.  Then I populate that entity with one object for each enum value.  Then you can retrieve all of the objects in the entity and iterate over that.  This method takes a bit of effort, but will enable you to iterate over an enum.

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You can use getCaption(Enum) to get the caption of an enum.

If you want to select an enum you can just use a dropdown to get a list of those.

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Thanks for your answer,

I am looking to create a list of enum values So that  I can use in the microflow for iteration.

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I don't know if that works. You can use a split to get a flow from every Enum option, maybe you can do you logic after all of those flows?

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Hiii Sanskruti, to use enum in microflow you can use decision activity and pass each value of enum to the flow 

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