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Script execution within JS Debugger Not Working For Scripts

New Here ,
Jul 09, 2019 Jul 09, 2019

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So, I am trying to figure out how to get code to run within the console. It seems like for simple things like 1+2 it works but any functions I have written as a document JS does not work. What am I missing?

For reference, I am splitting some files...

function Split() {

   var totalPages;

   var i;

   var arrNames = [ "SOME ARRAY HERE" ];

   var targetPath  = "/C/Users/SOMEPATH/";

   totalPages = this.numPages;

   try { for (i = 0; i  < totalPages; i++)

         this.extractPages({

            nStart: i,

            cPath: targetPath +arrNames + ".pdf"

         });

        console.println(targetPath +arrNames + ".pdf");

   } catch (e) {

       console.println("Aborted: " + e)

   }

}

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Jul 09, 2019 Jul 09, 2019

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Does you execute the function? Any error message in the console?

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Jul 09, 2019 Jul 09, 2019

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Yes, I typed Split in console to execute but it actually returned the actual code for the function, which is super duper confusing. None of the console.println showed properly at all.

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Jul 09, 2019 Jul 09, 2019

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Like, when I say actual code, I meant it literally.

i.e. I typed:

Split

Then this appeared below:

function Split() {

   var totalPages;

   var i;

   var arrNames = [ "SOME ARRAY HERE" ];

   var targetPath  = "/C/Users/SOMEPATH/";

   totalPages = this.numPages;

   try { for (i = 0; i  < totalPages; i++)

         this.extractPages({

            nStart: i,

            cPath: targetPath +arrNames + ".pdf"

         });

        console.println(targetPath +arrNames + ".pdf");

   } catch (e) {

       console.println("Aborted: " + e)

   }

}

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Jul 09, 2019 Jul 09, 2019

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You must execute the function with:

Split();

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Jul 09, 2019 Jul 09, 2019

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So, I tried it and yes, it no longer spit out the entire function. Yay!

But it didn't generate any of the lines that console.println() is supposed to either. Any suggestions?

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Jul 09, 2019 Jul 09, 2019

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Try it without the try-catch.

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Jul 10, 2019 Jul 10, 2019

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1. I take it that your actual code did not include, literally, SOMEPATH....? Sorry if it's too obvious a point.

2. Question: Did running Split() produce any messages at all (expected or not)?

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Jul 10, 2019 Jul 10, 2019

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Yea. I wrote the code so, no, SOMEPATH isn't there. It's a real path...

Split did not produce any messages at all. Zero. But I actually got it to work by copying the whole document JS into the console, and highlighted the code block and do a Ctrl+Enter. But that seems, purpose defeating? I mean, why have document JS included with the document when the code cannot be called from console??? How would you debug things otherwise??

And FYI, I copied the code from the API directly for the most part, but it apparently missed a curly bracket, added now below:

function Split() {

   var totalPages = this.numPages;

   var i;

   var arrNames = [ "SOME ARRAY HERE" ];

   var targetPath  = "/C/Users/SOMEPATH/";

   try {

      for (i = 0; i  < totalPages; i++) {

         this.extractPages({

            nStart: i,

            cPath: targetPath +arrNames + ".pdf"

         });

         console.println(targetPath +arrNames + ".pdf");

     }

   } catch (e) {

       console.println("Aborted: " + e)

   }

}

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Jul 10, 2019 Jul 10, 2019

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Where does you save the script in the document?

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