Get parameter values with the same name as other parameters

Hi, there is a project parameter called Type and I’d like to get the values of it. But when I used Element.GetParameterValueByName it seems that what I got were the type names from the build-in parameters instead of the values from the project parameter Type. How to deal with such situation that the parameter name is the same as others? Thanks!

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Hello …the issue here is you have 2 Type parameter 1 instance and 1 type…try this here…

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If it is a shared project parameter you can use the GUID to find the correct one.

In my opinion is the real solution to start a conversation with the person who thought it was a good idea to make such a parameter in the first place.


@Bjorn_Keulemans1 …yeps thats best ;))))

Thanks @sovitek ! It can work but using index seems unstable as it may change over time. I am just wondering is there a stable way to do it.

You could try til filter the parameter , so you dont use list index :wink:

@sovitek Sorry I don’t get it… what filtering do you mean?

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String contain or something…but the best you can do is as Bjørn mention, dont name parameter this way!! good luck/ Søren

I see. Yeah maybe better to start a communication…

Thank you for your kind help! @sovitek @Bjorn_Keulemans1

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Yes Howie…absolutely best :wink:

Maybe these nodes from MEPover might be of use in this case:

They will search almost the entire model regardless of category, but you can always filter afterwards.