# 70001100 Find all the entities of a group

 Article 70001100 Type HowTo Product WebJS Version 7 Date Added 6/14/2017 Fixed 7.7012.0.1 (6/14/2017) Submitted by Brendan fry

## Summary

How can I find all the entities of a group?

## Solution

Here is an example where you can pass the name of a specific group and find all the entities that this group contains.

We create two groups; group1 which contains line1 and circle1 and group2 which contains line2 and circle2. See the code below:

```        var line1 = vdcanvas.AddLine([3, 0, 0], [0, 0, 0], true);
var circle1 = vdcanvas.AddCircle([0, 0, 0], 2);

vdcanvas.scriptCommand.color("0");
var line2 = vdcanvas.AddLine([0, 0, 0], [0, 3, 0], true);
var circle2 = vdcanvas.AddCircle([-2, 0, 0], 2);

setTimeout(vdcanvas.redraw);

var gitems1 = GetGroupItems("group1");// the items of group1

var gitems2 = GetGroupItems("group2");// the items of group2

//get the items of a specific group name
function GetGroupItems(groupname) {

var ret = [];//an empty array where then we will add each item that is contained in the group
var doc = vdcanvas.GetDocument();
var groups = doc.Groups;
if (!groups) return ret;
for (var i = 0; i < groups.Items.length; i++) {
var group = groups.Items[i];
var lname = group.Name.toLowerCase();
if (lname == groupname && group.Items) {//if the group name matches the passed name
for (var k = 0; k < group.Items.length; k++) {//go throught all entities in group
var figHandle = group.Items[k];//items inside group are as handle string
var figobj = vdcanvas.GetEntityItem(figHandle);//get the real object from a string handle
if (!figobj) continue;
ret.push(figobj);//add the item to the return collection
}

}

}
return ret;
}

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