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Check if text box is empty returns false

Community Beginner ,
Nov 06, 2023 Nov 06, 2023

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I have 3 fields, let's call them T1, T2, T3. If T1 is filled/used, then I want T2 and T3 to be read only. But if the content of T1 is deleted again, then I want T2 and T3 to be editable again.

 

For T1, I implemented the following code in the OnBlur action:

var t1 = this.getField("T1").value;
if (!(t1 = "")) {
	this.getField("T2").readonly = true;
	this.getField("T3").readonly = true;
} else {
	this.getField("T2").readonly = false;
	this.getField("T3").readonly = false;
}

 

The problem I'm noticing is, that as soon as I fill text into T1 and then delete it afterwards, the script still treats it as if there is some content in T1. So, I guess there is some sort of special hidden character in there that I need to do a check for. Any ideas?

I also already tried to use valueAsString, just in case this would remove complications, but it doesn't.

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Community Expert , Nov 06, 2023 Nov 06, 2023

Because in an if condition, equality is noted with a double equal sign.
You would have to write this:

 

if (!(t1 == "")) {

 

 

 

 

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Nov 06, 2023 Nov 06, 2023

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I just found the work around that I can use t1.length > 0 to check if it contains content, but does anyone know why !(t1 = "") doesn't work?

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Because in an if condition, equality is noted with a double equal sign.
You would have to write this:

 

if (!(t1 == "")) {

 

 

 

 

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oh boy... sad that I overlook that. Thanks for the hint 🙂

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Search for "JavaScript Comparison Operators" on this page: https://www.w3schools.com/js/js_operators.asp

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