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How to copy information fields info when checkbox is marked 'Yes' in fillable PDF forms?

New Here ,
May 07, 2021 May 07, 2021

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I am trying to find a solution to make fillable PDF forms friendlier for my customers, and would like to have a solution that if they check a box as true, the following fields information would be feed by same information of above fields, so that they would avoid typing the same information more than once.

Is there a possibility to create such JavaScript or function?

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May 07, 2021 May 07, 2021

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Yes, that's possible. However, do you want the users to be able to overwrite this information when the check-box is ticked, or should they always have the same values as the "original" fields in this scenario?

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New Here ,
May 07, 2021 May 07, 2021

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Thank you for a prompt reply!

I want that information appears in the fields after the checkbox is ticked (first option of your question), if it is not ticked, the fields have to remain without any data.

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Please read my question more carefully. You did not answer it.

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New Here ,
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Yes, apologies. As original value.

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Again, not what I asked. Let's try again: Do you want the users to be able to edit the fields where the values are copied to when the check-box is ticked? In other words, should it "lock" them which the check-box is ticked, or should it just copy the values at the moment you tick it, and that's it?

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It should copy the values at the moment checkbox is ticked.

Well, the logic should be like - if (checkbox is true then value.field2 = value.field1 else empty) 

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As the MouseUp event of the check-box add the following code:

 

this.getField("field2").value = (event.target.value=="Off") ? "" : this.getField("field1").valueAsString;

 

Adjust the field names as needed.

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New Here ,
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Great! It worked!

Could you please additionally advice how the same condition should be applied when there are more than one field that should contain an original value? Should the same condition be written to all the fields separately adjusting only the names of the fields?

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Yeah, you can just duplicate that line, adjusting the field name in each case.

If you have a lot of fields for which you want to do this I can suggest a more efficient alternative, though.

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There are 7 fields for the same rule. Perhaps alternative way would be better.

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Use this:

 

var fields = ["field2", "field3", "field4"]; // enter actual field names here
for (var i in fields) {
	var f = this.getField(fields[i]);
	f.value = (event.target.value=="Off") ? "" : this.getField("field1").valueAsString;
}

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New Here ,
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Thank you very much for your support! The first script with several repetitions works perfectly. However, the alternative script hasn't worked properly as it gives me the same value to 7 fields; and I have tried to do several modifications to the values in brackets.

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Sorry, my mistake. Here's the correct code:

 

var sourceFields = ["field1", "field2", "field3"]; // the field names from which to copy the values
var targetFields = ["field4", "field5", "field6"]; // the field names to which to paste the values
for (var i=0; i<sourceFields.length; i++) {
	var targetField = this.getField(targetFields[i]);
	var sourceField = this.getField(sourceFields[i]);
	targetField.value = (event.target.value=="Off") ? "" : sourceField.valueAsString;
}

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New Here ,
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Now it works!

Thank you for your time and support!

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Explorer ,
Aug 12, 2022 Aug 12, 2022

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Hi, I'm trying to use the same code, but I get a syntax error at line 2 message. What can I do to fix it?

 

var sourceFields = [“RBCP.0”, “RegStartTime.1.0”, “RegEndTime.1.0”, “RegInstructionalMinutes.1.0”];

var targetFields = [“StCP1”, “StPrRegStartTime1”, “StPrRegEndTime1”, “StPrRegInstructionalMinutes.1”];

for (var i=0; i<sourceFields.length; i++) {

              var targetField = this.getField(targetFields[i]);

              var sourceField = this.getField(sourceFields[i]);

              targetField.value = (event.target.value=="Off") ? "" : sourceField.valueAsString;

}

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Aug 12, 2022 Aug 12, 2022

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You must only use straight quotes (like this: " ), not curly ones (like this: “ ” ).

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Aug 12, 2022 Aug 12, 2022

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Thank you!

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LEGEND ,
Aug 13, 2022 Aug 13, 2022

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This problem with quotes mostly happen if Word (or similar) is used to compose or collect scripts. Best just not to do that. Use Notepad if you're in Windows, to keep the text unchanged.

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