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Hide field based on another text field

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Oct 21, 2017 Oct 21, 2017

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Is there a way to hide a text field (or fields) based on if data is entered into another text field? Meaning, a text field is hidden if nothing is entered into another one elsewhere in the form

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Adobe Community Professional , Oct 24, 2017 Oct 24, 2017
OK, that's more clear, and easy to solve.Change this line of code:if (v!="") values.push(v);To:if (v!="" && v!=f.defaultValue) values.push(v);

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Oct 23, 2017 Oct 23, 2017

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Reaching out again to anyone for any assistance on this.

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Oct 23, 2017 Oct 23, 2017

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Yes, it's possible. What type of fields are they, and what are the conditions to show/hide the text fields?

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Oct 23, 2017 Oct 23, 2017

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They are all just text fields. I would like 2 hidden until another is filled in and exited if that makes sense (unless that's not what you were asking).

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Oct 23, 2017 Oct 23, 2017

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Use this code as the custom validation script of the first field:

this.getField("Target field name").display = (event.value=="") ? display.hidden : display.visible;

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Oct 23, 2017 Oct 23, 2017

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In your example above, is the Target Field Name the one that would be hidden?

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Oct 23, 2017 Oct 23, 2017

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Yes.

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Oct 24, 2017 Oct 24, 2017

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I cannot get the below validation script to work. I'd like to have 2 (maybe 3) text fields hidden until another field is populated. For example: If "A" is empty, "B", "C" & "D" are hidden. If "A" has text entered into it, then B, C & D are visible. I tried the below script with A hiding B but still could not get it to work.

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Use this code as the custom validation script of the first field:

this.getField("Target field name").display = (event.value=="") ? display.hidden : display.visible;

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If "A" is checked as read-only, would that be making the difference in the script not working?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 24, 2017 Oct 24, 2017

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Yes, of course. If the field is read-only then the validation script for it

will never launch. You need to better explain how you want it to work, I

think...

Do these fields have a calculated value, or one entered by the user?

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Oct 24, 2017 Oct 24, 2017

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Okay... here's what I have and am trying to do...

I have a field called "Address_Combined" that is a read-only field and contains a combination of two other fields, "Address1" and "City_St_Zip" fields. It has a custom calculation script as follows:

var fields = ["Address1", "City_St_Zip"]; 

var values = []; 

for (var i in fields) { 

    var f = this.getField(fields); 

    var v = f.valueAsString; 

    if (v!="") values.push(v); 

event.value = values.join(" ");

Address1 and City_St_Zip fields both contain default text (sample text) and have ON FOCUS and ON BLUR scripts to gray it out and not print. The ON FOCUS & ON BLUR scripts for those are:

// On Focus script:

if (event.target.value==event.target.defaultValue) {

    event.target.value = "";

    event.target.textColor = color.black;

}

// On Blur script:

if (event.target.value=="") {

    event.target.value = event.target.defaultValue;

    event.target.textColor = color.ltGray;

}

My issue is that the Address_Combined is displaying the default text all the time. I would want it blank if the document is opened and nothing entered so if someone wants to view or print it, that text wont show in Address_Combined field.

I have similar issue with a field called "Agency" that contains default text, but does not have the ON FOCUS or ON BLUR. It's just a default text entry. Another field later in the form set to read-on and is called "Filing_Agency"  has the calculation script below to pull the name text from "Agency" but I would like that hidden as well if the form opened or printed with no other data entered. "Filing_Agency" field calculation script is:

event.value = this.getField(" Agency ").value

Not sure if what I want to do is do-able or not, but thanks for any help

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OK, that's more clear, and easy to solve.

Change this line of code:

if (v!="") values.push(v);

To:

if (v!="" && v!=f.defaultValue) values.push(v);

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Thanks try67!... I owe ya a case of beer or something!

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Do you know how I would do it for the "Filing_Agency" field that just contains the script:

event.value = this.getField(" Agency ").value

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Try this:

var f = this.getField("Agency");

event.value = (f.valueAsString==f.defaultValue) ? "" : f.valueAsString;

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that hid it, but hides it for good. Can't seem to get it back. I'd like it to show if data is entered elsewhere in the form.

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It should show the value of the Agency field, if it's not the default value. Is that not working?

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New Here ,
Oct 24, 2017 Oct 24, 2017

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ahh yes that DID work when I entered something else. I guess my problem now would be that it needs to display the default text in "Agency" if it isn't changed and other data is entered.

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try67... any suggestions?

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Oct 24, 2017 Oct 24, 2017

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I sent a reply but it seems to have gotten lost...

If you do want to show the default value then go back to the old code.

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Jun 06, 2021 Jun 06, 2021

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Is there a way to hide all the text fields on a page,  depending on if data is entered into another text field?

Lets say I have a text box called "Name Surname". If this text box is blank, all the fields on the page should be hidden.

If I fill in the "Name Surname" box, all the fields on the page become visible.

 

Thanks in advance to anyone for the help

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Jun 06, 2021 Jun 06, 2021

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You don't need to post the same question over and over.

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Sorry, I thought that is was in the wrong subject And here was more appropriate.

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