Assistance with the Javascript scripting

Community Beginner ,
Mar 08, 2021 Mar 08, 2021

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Hi all, I am in need assistance with the Java scripting to add a customized date field on an Adobe form please.

Adobe support cannot assist and have suggested the best solution is to post the query and the script requirements on the adobe community and see the resolution for the same.

I have Acrobat Pro DC and am having issues with formatting a date field so that when the form is pre-populated through Dynamics 365 the date format data is correct. Due to the US time zone sitting in the background of the form, and I am unable to save updates for uploading into Dynamics I have now been advised that I need to add date scripting to fix the 10hrs difference in the data being populated.

Can anyone please advise what scripting I need to use to get dd/mm/yyyy format?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 08, 2021 Mar 08, 2021

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Post the question in the forum for Adobe Acrobat.

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Mar 09, 2021 Mar 09, 2021

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Thank you  - My appologies, I did not see that forum, first time on.

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Most Valuable Participant ,
Mar 09, 2021 Mar 09, 2021

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I moved your question to the Acrobat forum, first of all.

 

In order to help you with the code we need to better understand what you want to achieve.

What does the difference in time have to do with how the date is displayed? Do you want to add 10 hours to the date a user enters? If so, it will have to also include the time, not just the date... Or do you want to change the format of the date they're entering? If that's the case, in what format are they entering it, and what format do you want to use?

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Mar 09, 2021 Mar 09, 2021

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Thank you, my appologies, can you please give me the link to the new post ~ Thanks 

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Most Valuable Participant ,
Mar 09, 2021 Mar 09, 2021

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It's this one. It's just under a different forum now.

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 09, 2021 Mar 09, 2021

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Great Thanks ! 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 09, 2021 Mar 09, 2021

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Convertir une date n'est pas très compliqué, il faut seulement connaitre le format de date de départ et celui d'arrivée.

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 09, 2021 Mar 09, 2021

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Sorry I should have explained better, please see my explination below

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 09, 2021 Mar 09, 2021

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If you just want to use dd/mm/yyyy format, you can set it manually, when choosing date format scroll all the way down and select custom and enter desired format.

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 09, 2021 Mar 09, 2021

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Thank you Nessa, this area is not the issue, as I have done exactly as you have above. The area I need to change is in the background of the adobe form - found when you go  in request signatures : 

 

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I can update this to send if I was sending it this way - However I am coding these through Dynamics 365 

The only way this can be saved is by saving it as a Template Online, Problem is once 

it saves it to the template b the form is encrypted so when I upload into Dynamics the encription stops me pulling data onto the form.

Adobe Support advised this cannot be done, however I have already coded and successfully created over 55 forms, the Date issue has only happened since October, not sure if it runs with any updates.

 

So if the date pulls from the Dynamics data, it is 10 hours behind Australian date which is an issue when comes to Date of Birth. 

ADOBE Support have advised I create a script

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Any support is greatly appreciated 

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Most Valuable Participant ,
Mar 09, 2021 Mar 09, 2021

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However I am coding these through Dynamics 365 

 

Then you should ask your question in a forum about this application/service. We can help you achieve it in Acrobat but there's no guarantee it will work anywhere else. In fact, it's very likely not going to work anywhere else.

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Mar 09, 2021 Mar 09, 2021

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The issue is not with Dynamics, it is with saving the changes on the Adobe form - the coding is not an issue as I have many forms that are working correctly, I just need to know how to save the date changes without encription , seems to me like a simple question, I have not used fourms before so again I appologise if I am in the wrong area. 

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Mar 09, 2021 Mar 09, 2021

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Personally I still don't understand what you're trying to do... Maybe someone else can help you out. Good luck!

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I have tried to explain it in my reply to Nessa, it seems to be an anomoly that no one knows how to fix, Thanks for your assistance ~ Have a great day ! 

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Mar 09, 2021 Mar 09, 2021

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You should understand that writing the scripts is your responsibility. We can help you learn, but you cannot expect tech support or a forum to do your work for you. You may be lucky - sometimes forum members are very generous with their time - but be prepared for serious study or perhaps paying a professional.

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Mar 09, 2021 Mar 09, 2021

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Thank you - I understand, Scripting is not in my role or expertise, I appreciate any assistance.

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Mar 09, 2021 Mar 09, 2021

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I'm not even sure the scripting will work, but it is what ADOBE Support have suggested as there seems to be no simple way of ensuring the changes to the date format can be saved and uploaded into Dynamics  365 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 09, 2021 Mar 09, 2021

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Hi,

 

Is the problem that you can't get the date in the correct format ?

OR

 

because of time differences you are getting the incorrect date populated in the field?

 

Malcolm

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Hi Malcom, yes because of time differences you are getting the incorrect date populated in the field?

Please see my explination above, thank you for your reply, any suggestions are appreciated. 

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