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Dropdown Options Resulting In Black Out Fields

Community Beginner ,
Mar 22, 2019 Mar 22, 2019

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Hi I'm currently using Adobe Acrobat Pro.

I'm designing a PDF form with dropdown option field. Its contains 10 dropdown options. If a user selects 7 of the 10 option I need ["dropdown1", "dropdown2", "dropdown3",]; fields to be blacked out.

Can anyone please help me with a script?

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Community Expert , Mar 25, 2019 Mar 25, 2019

Yes, remove that line. It's remnant from an earlier version that I left in accidentally.

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Mar 22, 2019 Mar 22, 2019

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You can use something like this as the custom validation script:

var fields = ["dropdown1", "dropdown2", "dropdown3"]

for (var i in fields) {

    var f = this.getField(fields);

    f.readonly = (event.value=="7");

}

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 22, 2019 Mar 22, 2019

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Thanks for getting back to me I tried the below script but there seems to be something wrong with it?

var fields = ["dropdown1", "dropdown2", "dropdown3"]

for (var i in fields) {

    var f = this.getField(fields);

    f.readonly = (event.value=="Ballygawley","Dungannon","Lurgan","Lurgan GIOS","Omagh-Cookstown Rd","Omagh-Drumquin Rd","Omagh-Gortrush Rd");

f.required = true;

f.fillColor = color.transparent;

f.readonly = false;

} else {

f.required = false;

f.fillColor = color.black;

f.readonly = true;

}

}

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Mar 22, 2019 Mar 22, 2019

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Yeah, your condition is wrong. Use this instead:

var fields = ["dropdown1", "dropdown2", "dropdown3"]

var values = ["Ballygawley","Dungannon","Lurgan","Lurgan GIOS","Omagh-Cookstown Rd","Omagh-Drumquin Rd","Omagh-Gortrush Rd"];

for (var i in fields) {

    var f = this.getField(fields);

    if (values.indexOf(event.value)!=-1) {

        f.required = true;

        f.fillColor = color.transparent;

        f.readonly = false;

    } else {

        f.required = false;

        f.fillColor = color.black;

        f.readonly = true;

    }

}

Edit: code fixed

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 25, 2019 Mar 25, 2019

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Thank you for getting back to me. When I copy and paste the code it generates the below error message?

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Mar 25, 2019 Mar 25, 2019

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The error is at (event.value==);

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Mar 25, 2019 Mar 25, 2019

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Yes, remove that line. It's remnant from an earlier version that I left in accidentally.

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Thank you so much guys Bernd Alheit and

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