First row from multiline textfield

Explorer ,
Jan 26, 2018 Jan 26, 2018

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Hi,

how can I extract the first line of a multiline textfield into a variable with javascript?

The thing is I would like to use a multiline textfield for the address so that I don't need to use a lot of separate textfields.

I need to extract the first line of it to get the client name (which always would be the first line of that field)

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Acrobat SDK and JavaScript, Macintosh, Windows

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Most Valuable Participant , Jan 26, 2018 Jan 26, 2018
Use this code:this.getField("Text1").valueAsString.split("\r")[0]Replace "Text1" with the actual field name, of course.

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Jan 26, 2018 Jan 26, 2018

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Use this code:

this.getField("Text1").valueAsString.split("\r")[0]

Replace "Text1" with the actual field name, of course.

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Jan 26, 2018 Jan 26, 2018

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Thank you very much!

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If one has a series of different forms with the same type of fields it might be better to obtain the data at the smallest break down and then create the combined fields. All of this data could be held in an exported FDF file and then that file could be imported into any form to automatically fill-in only the form field with same name of the field in the FDF. An example of this approach was provided in the early versions of the Acrobat distribution CD-Rom

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