In the auction code of the Plutus pioneer program during week 1, the code approves a bid by comparing the datum with previous ones in the Plutus on-chain code. How could you repurpose this so that you could store multiple utxos of different datums tokens on the smart contract then verify transactions for only the tokens that match the needed datum?

This is the code i'm refrencing

ownOutput   :: TxOut
        outputDatum :: Integer
        (ownOutput, outputDatum) = case getContinuingOutputs ctx of
            [o] -> case txOutDatumHash o of
                Nothing   -> traceError "wrong output type"
                Just h -> case findDatum h info of
                    Nothing        -> traceError "datum not found"
                    Just (Datum d) ->  case PlutusTx.fromBuiltinData d of
                        Just iDatum' -> (o, iDatum')
                        Nothing  -> traceError "error decoding data"
            _   -> traceError "expected exactly one continuing output"   
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I had a similar question: "How do you handle 2 continuing outputs?" Couldn't find any answers or documentation anywhere!

After lots of experimenting, I came up with the following code. (it handles 2 continuing outputs). Probably not the most efficient, but it works:

ownOutputa = (getContinuingOutputs ctx) !! 0
ownOutputb = (getContinuingOutputs ctx) !! 1

myDatum :: TxOut -> (DatumHash -> Maybe Datum) -> Maybe MyDatum
myDatum o f = do
    dh      <- txOutDatum o
    Datum d <- f dh
    PlutusTx.fromBuiltinData d

outputDatuma :: MyDatum
outputDatuma = case myDatum ownOutputa (`findDatum` info) of
    Nothing -> traceError "output datum a not found"
    Just d  -> d

outputDatumb :: MyDatum
outputDatumb = case myDatum ownOutputb (`findDatum` info) of
    Nothing -> traceError "output datum b not found"
    Just d  -> d

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