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Jun 29, 2020

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Hello,

 

I'm working on a form for safety reviews. When filling it in, the user is supposed to declare all safety events first.

I have a set of 2 pages that I would like to duplicate for each safety event (1 safety event = 2 analysis pages). In a nutshell, the total number of pages of my form depends on the number of safety events declared.

All my safety events are declared in text fields (1 filled text field = 1 safety event).

I would like, if it is at all possible (but I'm confident it is) to have, each time a safety event text field is filled, my 2 analysis pages to be duplicated so that, in the end, I have 2 analysis pages per safety event.

 

I hope I'm being clear here, don't hesitate to ask questions. 

 

I just started to study how PDF Forms work with JavaScript, so it would be nice to have so help. I struggle to find the variables I can use to do this : I imagine ther must be some kind of variable for each page that I could duplicate...? But I don't know if it's that simple.

 

I'm gonna keep on looking, in the meantime, I thank you for your precious help.

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Form's number of pages depending on filled fields

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Hello,

 

I'm working on a form for safety reviews. When filling it in, the user is supposed to declare all safety events first.

I have a set of 2 pages that I would like to duplicate for each safety event (1 safety event = 2 analysis pages). In a nutshell, the total number of pages of my form depends on the number of safety events declared.

All my safety events are declared in text fields (1 filled text field = 1 safety event).

I would like, if it is at all possible (but I'm confident it is) to have, each time a safety event text field is filled, my 2 analysis pages to be duplicated so that, in the end, I have 2 analysis pages per safety event.

 

I hope I'm being clear here, don't hesitate to ask questions. 

 

I just started to study how PDF Forms work with JavaScript, so it would be nice to have so help. I struggle to find the variables I can use to do this : I imagine ther must be some kind of variable for each page that I could duplicate...? But I don't know if it's that simple.

 

I'm gonna keep on looking, in the meantime, I thank you for your precious help.

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To do that you would need to convert your pages into Template objects and then you'll be able to spawn new copies from them, using a script. This is a complex task, though.

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Ok, I'm gonna do some research on that.

I'll let you know what I find.

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Hello again,

I succeeded, a quick view on how.

I put my 2 analysis pages in a separated file (insert.pdf).

In my main file, I ask the user to fill in the safety events and then to click on a button that inserts the safety analysis pages (using insertPages function) for each safety event. This is quite tricky because the insertPages function has to be ran in a priviledged environment so I had to go through a Folder-Level javascript.

Then, after inserting the 2 pages, it creates the fields to be filled in (because I don't want all the analysis fields to come from my insert.pdf file otherwise they will all show the same data). The function for that task is addField.

I can send some code if needed.

 

 

 

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