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Arbitrary mask more than one format

Explorer ,
Aug 19, 2021 Aug 19, 2021

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Hello! How might I be able to allow for two acceptable formats in a field? I'm have an elementary understanding of the arbitrary mask feature. The two formats are as follows:

 

Format 1: A999999999 (one letter & nine numbers)

Format 2: AA999999999 (two letters & nine numbers)

 

Thank you in advance!

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Community Expert , Aug 20, 2021 Aug 20, 2021

Try this as validation script:

var str = event.value;
var reg = /^[a-zA-Z]{1,2}[0-9]{9}$/;
var r = reg.test(str);
if(!r)
app.alert("Your message goes here",3);

 

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Community Expert , Mar 13, 2024 Mar 13, 2024

Try this as custom keystroke script:

if(event.willCommit){
var input = event.value;
var pattern = /^(|\d{4}$|\d{4}[A-Za-z]{2})$/;
if (!pattern.test(input)) {
 event.rc = false;
 app.alert("Input must be either 4 digits, 4 digits followed by 2 letters, or blank.");}}

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Adobe Employee ,
Aug 19, 2021 Aug 19, 2021

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Hi there

 

Hope you are doing well and sorry for the trouble. As described,you want to be able to allow for two acceptable formats in a field and want to user arbitrary mask format in the PDF form.

 

For more information about arbitrary mask format, please check the description under 'Format tab for form field properties' section of the help page - https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/using/pdf-form-field-properties.html and see if that works for you.

 

Regards

Amal

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Explorer ,
Aug 19, 2021 Aug 19, 2021

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I read a post that said to allow for multiple formats you need to use a custom script using the RegExp object for testing is possible format. Does this sound correct? Thank you.

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Adobe Employee ,
Aug 20, 2021 Aug 20, 2021

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Hi there

 

You may use the custom format using the JavaScript in the PDF form. For more information about using the JavaScript please check the help page https://acrobatusers.com/tutorials/javascript_console/

 

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Amal

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Community Expert ,
Aug 20, 2021 Aug 20, 2021

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Try this as validation script:

var str = event.value;
var reg = /^[a-zA-Z]{1,2}[0-9]{9}$/;
var r = reg.test(str);
if(!r)
app.alert("Your message goes here",3);

 

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Thank you. It works great!

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Mar 13, 2024 Mar 13, 2024

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I tried to adjust this to fit my use case but can't seem to get it to work right... first off, when I click a reset form button that I have, the app alert message come up and would like to have a valid condition of the text box being empty. Basicly I need:

 

Format 1 = blank text Box

Format 2 = 9999 (4 numbers)

Format 3 = 9999AA (4 numbers and 2 letters)

 

When I try to specify these conditions, it seems to accept 9999 or 9999A or 9999AA... I need it not to accept 9999A

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Mar 13, 2024 Mar 13, 2024

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Try this as custom keystroke script:

if(event.willCommit){
var input = event.value;
var pattern = /^(|\d{4}$|\d{4}[A-Za-z]{2})$/;
if (!pattern.test(input)) {
 event.rc = false;
 app.alert("Input must be either 4 digits, 4 digits followed by 2 letters, or blank.");}}

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Works perfectly!

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