I even tried just changing a random letter in the file and then changing it back to what it was, just so i could save the file. Once I did that, it still no longer populated.
What script does you use?
Text Field123+Text Field124+Text Field125+Text Field126+Text Field127-Text Field128 ------Is the script thats already there and working fine. But as soon as I add +Text Field130 to the script, it no longer populates my total cost.
For the spaces in the field names you must use \ .
E.g. Text\ Field123
Can you explain the reasoning for me? The pre-existing working script that I pasted here works just fine without the \ but I added it in anyway and now even my new addition works all of a sudden. It makes no sense to me. Is it an old way of writing vs a new way of writing or something?
You must use \ for all special characters in field names, like space, +, -, and so on.
The Simplified Field Notation entry has to be parsed. This means all the bits of text have to be broken up and recognized as field names and operators. Several punctuation characters have special meaning, the space is a seperator, "+" means add, etc. So if there is a punctuation character in a field name, then the parse engine has to be told to ignore it so it can determine what is and is not a field name, hence the escape character. A good rule of thumb is to never use punctuation in a field name.
Thom_Parker that explanation makes perfect sense to me, what doesnt make sense is why the pre-existing script worked WITHOUT the \ inserted, and it wasnt until I tried to change the file in ANY way, that it no longer worked. I can only conclude that when the file was originally created, the \ wasn't required to identify the space, and in the newer versions of Adobe it was required to show variables.
Nope, it's always been that way. Because you know, parseing the input was always required, and it always has the same issues. There is something else going on.
Ah okay, well I appreciate the response, the main thing is it's now working. Thanks very much everyone.