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Radio button selection to render text

Explorer ,
Aug 17, 2021 Aug 17, 2021

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The attached screenshot should better explain what I am trying to accomplish. I have two radio buttons (boxes) and I need the selected box to render the specified text. Hopefully it is acceptable to communicate what I'm trying to do in the attached image. Thank you in advance for helping this newbie!

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Adobe Community Professional , Aug 18, 2021 Aug 18, 2021
Hi, Assuming that is the only two values you have you can have the code be something like event.value = this.getField("Group1").valueAsString == "INNITIAL" ? "INNITIAL" : "SUP"; Draw back with this is that is would put SUP in even if the radio button has not been selected, if that is a problem you can just split it out var radioValue = this.getField("Group1").valueAsString if (radioValue == "INNITIAL"){     event.value = "INNITIAL; } else if ( radioValue == "SUP") {     event.value = "SU...

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Aug 17, 2021 Aug 17, 2021

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Updated screenshot attached. Thank you.

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Aug 17, 2021 Aug 17, 2021

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Are radio buttons belong to same group or they are individual?

Lets say they are called "Group1", and that you set buttons choice to be "INNITIAL" and in second button "SUP", use this code:

event.value = this.getField("Group1").valueAsString == "INNITIAL" ? "INNITIAL" : "";

Just replace "INNITIAL" with "SUP" in second text box and change field name if needed.

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Aug 18, 2021 Aug 18, 2021

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Thank you Nesa. I'm making progress but not quite there yet. To answer your question, yes the two radio buttons belong to the same group called "Report Type". Do the export values have to export to two seperate text boxes or can the values be rendered in one text box (this is my preference) with the value rendered being "INITIAL" when that box is checked or "SUP" when that box is checked? The attached image shows a rough draft of how I'm understaning currently but obviously I'm off somewhere. Does the code just need to be re-written in one text box to accomodate this? Much appreciated.

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Aug 18, 2021 Aug 18, 2021

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Hi,

 

Assuming that is the only two values you have you can have the code be something like

 

event.value = this.getField("Group1").valueAsString == "INNITIAL" ? "INNITIAL" : "SUP";

 

Draw back with this is that is would put SUP in even if the radio button has not been selected, if that is a problem you can just split it out

 

var radioValue = this.getField("Group1").valueAsString

if (radioValue == "INNITIAL"){

    event.value = "INNITIAL;

} else if ( radioValue == "SUP") {

    event.value = "SUP"

} else {

   event.value = "";

}

 

This could probably be neatened up, but I wanted to keep it obvious as to what was happening.

 

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Explorer ,
Aug 18, 2021 Aug 18, 2021

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Thank you BarlaeDC. Unfortunately you're dealing with a newbie. I like the idea of your second scenario. Can you take a look at the error I'm getting and determine what isn't working. Much appreciated! See attachment please.

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Aug 18, 2021 Aug 18, 2021

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You are missing " next to second INITIAL.

EDIT:

If you set radio button choices, you can use this:

var radioValue = this.getField("Report Type").valueAsString;
if (radioValue != "Off")
event.value = radioValue;
else event.value = "";

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Aug 18, 2021 Aug 18, 2021

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Thank you Nesa. Where do I place this last suggested script in your existing script? Much appreciated!

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Explorer ,
Aug 18, 2021 Aug 18, 2021

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Actually how do I add your suggestion to the below script I meant to say?:

var radioValue = this.getField("Group1").valueAsString

if (radioValue == "INNITIAL"){

    event.value = "INNITIAL;

} else if ( radioValue == "SUP") {

    event.value = "SUP"

} else {

   event.value = "";

}

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Aug 18, 2021 Aug 18, 2021

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Sorry I didn't mean to confuse you, you don't need to add it to your script because it does same thing as your script only it's more compact.

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Explorer ,
Aug 20, 2021 Aug 20, 2021

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Hi BarlaeDC. So when you mentioned "draw back with this is that it would put SUP in even if the radio button has not been selected, if that is a problem you can just split it out".  I am experiencing that behavior as you said. How can I split it out? I am a newbie with zero knowledge of code so any dumbed down responses are much appreciated, LOL. Your help along with others has been extremely helpful. 

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Hi, what code did you use and where did you use it?

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