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Acrobat If, Else, Then statement

Participant ,
Jul 11, 2022 Jul 11, 2022

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Hi 

I am new to PDF scripts and am trying to create one for a form, but getting a little confused with other examples.

 

Here is what I require.

 

1. Simple calculation Value 1 + Value 2 = Value 3 (This bit I can do 🙂 )

2. This is the bit I need help on.

   Value 3 will sit in Band, named A to I. So I need a script that displays the Band value 3 fits in?

 

example Value 3 = 10000.

Band A is up to 1000

Band B is between 1000 & 5000

Band C is between 5000 & 15000, 

 

so Value 3, sits in Band C, so I display a C

 

I hope this is clear?

Mark

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Community Expert , Jul 12, 2022 Jul 12, 2022

Hi, 

 

on the validate of the Value 3 you should be able to do something like 

 

var bandValue = "";
if ( event.value < 1000){
  bandValue = "A";
} else if (( event.value >= 1000) && ( event.value < 5000)){
  bandValue = "B";
} else if ((event.value >=5000) && ( event.value < 15000)){
  bandValue = "C";
} else {
  //catch all in case the value is not any of above
  bandValue = "ERROR"
}
// change "BandValue" to the name of your field.
this.getField("BandValue").value = bandValue;

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Jul 12, 2022 Jul 12, 2022

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Hi, 

 

on the validate of the Value 3 you should be able to do something like 

 

var bandValue = "";
if ( event.value < 1000){
  bandValue = "A";
} else if (( event.value >= 1000) && ( event.value < 5000)){
  bandValue = "B";
} else if ((event.value >=5000) && ( event.value < 15000)){
  bandValue = "C";
} else {
  //catch all in case the value is not any of above
  bandValue = "ERROR"
}
// change "BandValue" to the name of your field.
this.getField("BandValue").value = bandValue;

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Jul 13, 2022 Jul 13, 2022

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Hi

 

Thank you for the help. This is great. Unfortunately, I just keep getting an error.

 

How does the code know it is working with Value 3?

 

Thanks

Mark

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Jul 13, 2022 Jul 13, 2022

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Because it's associated with it via the event that it triggers.

What does the error you're getting say, exactly?

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Jul 13, 2022 Jul 13, 2022

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I just says error

 

Untitled-1.png

 

Do i need to change all BandValues to Value D or just the last one?

 

Sorry, I really don't know what I am doing.

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Jul 13, 2022 Jul 13, 2022

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Ah, the field itself says "ERROR", I see. Where did you place the code, exactly?

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Jul 13, 2022 Jul 13, 2022

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I put it in the custom script box, though it wont work now!

 

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Jul 13, 2022 Jul 13, 2022

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It's the wrong field and the wrong event. Read the original reply more carefully.

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Jul 13, 2022 Jul 13, 2022

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Sorry.  I don't understand.

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Jul 13, 2022 Jul 13, 2022

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To quote:

 

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on the validate of the Value 3

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Jul 14, 2022 Jul 14, 2022

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I'm sorry. I'm a fool. Thank you for your help. It works now. 🙂

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