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The value entered does not match the format of the field; java script

New Here ,
Feb 19, 2018 Feb 19, 2018

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I created a custom script that equates a percentage and that works fine. However, I get the error message of "the value entered does not match the format of the field". I believe that by other discussions I have read that I need to set a script that ensures the field has a non-zero value but don't know how to write it. My current calculation is: event.value = this.getField("Sponsor Total").value/this.getField("Overall Project Total").value

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LEGEND , Feb 19, 2018 Feb 19, 2018

var numerator = +getField("Sponsor Total").value;

var denominator = +getField("Overall Project Total").value;

event.value = denominator !== 0 ? numerator / denominator : "";

That last line translated to English would be: If the denominator is not equal to zero, set this field's value to the numerator divided by the denominator. Otherwise, make it blank.

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Feb 19, 2018 Feb 19, 2018

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var numerator = +getField("Sponsor Total").value;

var denominator = +getField("Overall Project Total").value;

event.value = denominator !== 0 ? numerator / denominator : "";

That last line translated to English would be: If the denominator is not equal to zero, set this field's value to the numerator divided by the denominator. Otherwise, make it blank.

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Feb 20, 2018 Feb 20, 2018

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Thank you, George...worked like a charm!

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Oct 20, 2020 Oct 20, 2020

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Here's an article that covers this exact topic:

https://www.pdfscripting.com/public/Value-Entered-Does-Not-Match-Format.cfm?sd=40

 

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

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