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if file name contains 4th wk drop box name "4th wk" gets automatically yes

Community Beginner ,
Jul 30, 2018 Jul 30, 2018

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following up with another question related to filling data in adobe form from the file name...

how do I code to search the file name and if the part of the file name contains a certain name put (or pick) yes in the drop box in the Adobe form?

to clarify....

file name Doe, John (1234) SOAP 01.01.2018PK-4th wk.pdf

as this file name contains 4th wk, put "yes" in the drop box in the Adobe form.

drop box name is "4th wk".

THANK YOU for your help.

I should try to learn javascript and stop bothering people.  once again thank you!

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Community Expert , Jul 31, 2018 Jul 31, 2018

It should work with a drop-down field just as well as with a text field, but keep in mind that JS is case-sensitive, so if they values are "Yes" and "No" then you have to enter them like that into the script, not as "yes" and "no"...

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Jul 30, 2018 Jul 30, 2018

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Insert this code as a doc-level script in your file (I assume you want "no" to be selected if the file-name does not contain this string):

this.getField("4th wk").value = (/4th wk/.test(this.documentFileName)) ? "yes" : "no";

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once again, THANK YOU so much!!

if you can can you make one correction?  code you have provided works for text box.  is there any way to apply the code to drop box in the form?

my drop box has only "Yes" and "No" option.  if it doesnt work I have modified the dorpbox to text and it is working.  just wanted to check if these can be done to drop box.

Please let me know.  thank you much!

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It should work with a drop-down field just as well as with a text field, but keep in mind that JS is case-sensitive, so if they values are "Yes" and "No" then you have to enter them like that into the script, not as "yes" and "no"...

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