Change the value of a checkbox input on the client — updateCheckboxInput

v1.7.4|Source: R/update-input.R


Change the value of a checkbox input on the client

  session = getDefaultReactiveDomain(),
  label = NULL,
  value = NULL



The session object passed to function given to shinyServer. Default is getDefaultReactiveDomain().


The id of the input object.


The label to set for the input object.


Initial value (TRUE or FALSE).


The input updater functions send a message to the client, telling it to change the settings of an input object. The messages are collected and sent after all the observers (including outputs) have finished running.

The syntax of these functions is similar to the functions that created the inputs in the first place. For example, numericInput() and updateNumericInput() take a similar set of arguments.

Any arguments with NULL values will be ignored; they will not result in any changes to the input object on the client.

For radioButtons(), checkboxGroupInput() and selectInput(), the set of choices can be cleared by using choices=character(0). Similarly, for these inputs, the selected item can be cleared by using selected=character(0).

See also


## Only run examples in interactive R sessions
if (interactive()) {

ui <- fluidPage(
  sliderInput("controller", "Controller", 0, 1, 0, step = 1),
  checkboxInput("inCheckbox", "Input checkbox")

server <- function(input, output, session) {
    # TRUE if input$controller is odd, FALSE if even.
    x_even <- input$controller %% 2 == 1

    updateCheckboxInput(session, "inCheckbox", value = x_even)

shinyApp(ui, server)