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How to edit text in a text field that is prefilled from a drop down selection

New Here ,
Aug 16, 2022 Aug 16, 2022

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I currently have a drop down menu (attorney name) with various selections. Each selection has a specific export value which is then prefilled into a text field (law firm). I have allowed users to enter custom text in the drop down field if their selection is not one of the options. The issue is, whatever is entered as the custom texts automatically transfers to the text field (law firm). I would like both of these fields to be editable.

 

The text field has a custom calculation script of:

event.value = this.getField("attorney name").valueAsString;

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Aug 16, 2022 Aug 16, 2022

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When you post a question you always need to tell the Adobe program you are using
There are MANY programs in a full subscription, plus other non-subscription programs
Please post the exact name of the Adobe program you use so a Moderator may move this message to that forum

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Aug 16, 2022 Aug 16, 2022

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My apologies- Adobe Acrobat Standard 2017

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Aug 17, 2022 Aug 17, 2022

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Don't use a calculation script for this.

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Aug 17, 2022 Aug 17, 2022

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Remove that code and add the following as the Validation script of "attorney name" :

this.getField("law firm").value = event.value;

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Aug 17, 2022 Aug 17, 2022

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This will not show export value in text field as OP wanted.

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Aug 17, 2022 Aug 17, 2022

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Then use this:

 

 

var v = "";
for (var i=0; i<event.target.numItems; i++) {
	if (event.target.getItemAt(i, false)==event.value) {
		v = event.target.getItemAt(i, true);
	}
}
this.getField("law firm").value = v;

 

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Another option is to keep the calculation script, but change it to this:

 

if (event.source && event.source.name=="attorney name")

event.value = this.getField("attorney name").valueAsString;

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