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How to have a drop down item generate text in a form based on text from different form.

New Here ,
Feb 07, 2023 Feb 07, 2023

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I am trying to have an item from a drop down form take data from one form field and copy it to a different form field. Hopefully with some organization.

I am making a custom character sheet for an RPG. I would like to have 2 different inventory sheets. The first sheet tracks items based on where they are on the character. (Backpack, pouch, coin purse, etc.) The second sheet organizes the items by type. (Weapons, treasure, potions, etc.) However, I do not want to enter in the data manually. I want to enter the data in one of the sheets, and it will auto fill the other.

 

So, lets say I have a backpack with several text form fields to enter in items, and then next to each text item is a dropdown list that has options for the type of item. I have an item called HAMMER that I type into the text form. I then select the dropdown item WEAPON. 

Then, the text that is HAMMER will generate on the second inventory sheet, under the dedicated WEAPONS text form box. 

Ideally, several selections from various forms will be able generate text in the same text box, and perhaps be sorted alphabetically. 

 

I have provided the file example. It is mostly just a visual representation of what I want the end result to look like. At least as a draft. 

The complex example includes multiple text forms combining into 1 line of text. I'd be interested to know if this is possible but I am not adamant in implementing this. 

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Community Expert , Feb 08, 2023 Feb 08, 2023

Yes, it is, using a custom-made script. You can collect all the values from the text fields into arrays (one for weapons, one for treasure, etc.), sort them, and then write them out to the corresponding multi-line text fields.

Your fields names are consistent, which is good, as it will make writing the loop for this easier.

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Feb 08, 2023 Feb 08, 2023

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Yes, it is, using a custom-made script. You can collect all the values from the text fields into arrays (one for weapons, one for treasure, etc.), sort them, and then write them out to the corresponding multi-line text fields.

Your fields names are consistent, which is good, as it will make writing the loop for this easier.

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Feb 15, 2023 Feb 15, 2023

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Thank you. I am not versed in writing scripts but in the future I may try it. Or seek someone to do it for me.

Good to know that this is possible.

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Feb 15, 2023 Feb 15, 2023

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If you're interested in hiring a professional to create it for you, feel free to contact me privately by clicking my user-name and then on "Send a Message".

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