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JavaScript to reset fields on specific page within document

Engaged ,
Oct 10, 2020 Oct 10, 2020

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Hi,

 

Am wondering if there is a script that would allow for a single page of field entries a user has made, to be cleared in entirety, likely using the function;

 

this.resetForm() 

 

Ideally looking to achieve this with script that doesn't require naming each field individually (lots of fields!) like the example shown below, but perhaps just allows the reset of the page itself?.

 

this.resetForm(["Field1", "Field2", "Field5"]);

 

The standard reset form function in DC Pro is somewhat annoying in as much as if you then add more fields later on after setting which specific fields you have ticked earlier on in making the form, it seems to add those new fields as well, which is frustrating as quite often you might want to adapt and create more fields etc. later on.

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Enthusiast ,
Oct 10, 2020 Oct 10, 2020

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Do you want button on each page that will reset that page or you want button on first page that can reset any page?

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Engaged ,
Oct 10, 2020 Oct 10, 2020

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Hi Asim123,

 

Button on each page that will reset that page.....;-)

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Engaged ,
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Hi NesaNurani,

 

Yes, did see that - but couldn't get it to work ;-(

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Engaged ,
Oct 10, 2020 Oct 10, 2020

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Durr....my bad....i'd added a typo character when copying - works like a charm - thanks!

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Apr 07, 2021 Apr 07, 2021

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I want to do this also, but the link provided give me the 404 web error. Can you post a corrected link?

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 20, 2022 Oct 20, 2022

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Hello - Looking for help with this also, but the link provided give me the 404 web error. Can you post a corrected link?

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Community Expert ,
Oct 20, 2022 Oct 20, 2022

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This code will reset all fields on the currently displayed page.  It includes field that appear on both the target page and another page. This code will only operate in Acrobat DC, not on previous versions of Acrobat.

 

 

 

var nResetPage = this.pageNum;
var oFld, strFldName, aPgs, aFldNames=[];
for(var i=0;i<this.numFields;i++)
{
    strFldName = this.getNthFieldName(i);
    oFld = this.getField(strFldName);
    aPgs = (typeof(oFld.page) == "number")?[oFld.page]:oFld.page;
    if(aPgs.some(a=>a==nResetPage)) aFldNames.push(strFldName);
}
this.resetForm(aFldNames);

 

 

 

 

Thom Parker - Software Developer at PDFScripting
Use the Acrobat JavaScript Reference early and often

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 20, 2022 Oct 20, 2022

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Thanks so much Thom!  This is a doc level script, correct?

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I didn't write it for a specific location because I didn't know how it was to be used. 

It's probably best to turn it into a document level function and then call it from a button. 

 


function ResetFieldsOnPage(nResetPage){
    var oFld, strFldName, aPgs, aFldNames=[];
    for(var i=0;i<this.numFields;i++)
    {
        strFldName = this.getNthFieldName(i);
        oFld = this.getField(strFldName);
        aPgs = (typeof(oFld.page) == "number")?[oFld.page]:oFld.page;
        if(aPgs.some(a=>a==nResetPage)) aFldNames.push(strFldName);
    }
    this.resetForm(aFldNames);
}

 

To use this on a MouseUp button script that resets the fields on the same page of the button, use this code

 

ResetFieldsOnPage(event.target.page);

 

The button name, must of course, not be repeated on any other page.

 

 

Thom Parker - Software Developer at PDFScripting
Use the Acrobat JavaScript Reference early and often

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