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Custom Validation Script - Page Jump When "event.rc = false"

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Hi all and thank you for looking.  I'm experiencing a peculiar issue with a custom validation script where anytime event.rc is set to false upon validation failure, the page switches to the first page in the document. 

 

Background:

5 page document, relatively field heavy on all pages except the first one (intro, instructions, etc).

There are a series of date fields each of the subsequest pages.  Each one has the exact same generic validation function (event is passed into it).  Upon failure of date validation and when the function sets event.rc to false, the document returns to the first page (always).  Oddly enough, this only happens from the second page in the document.  When the same validation script sets rc to false on pages 3, 4, and 5, the document stays put on that page.

 

I've removed any calls to functions from custom validation and simply set "event.rc = false".   Sure enough, when this is done on page 2, the document scrolls up to page 1.  All subsequest pages are fine.  Calling "event.rc = true" (i know, redundant) does not cause the page to scroll back up.

 

I am definitely out of ideas and would appreciate and and all suggestions.

 

Thanks again

Thank you kindly for your reply ls_rbls.  I considered this and this is why I removed all script and only left "event.rc = false" in there to rule out anything in the actual script.  I should have noted that do not have any explicit page moves in any of the validation scripts.

 

On a positive (and a weird note), I just got done recreating the document via a page import. So basically, I created a new document and imported all the pages from the non-working one.  Lo and behold, everyting works.  I have come across something similiar in the past where re-importing pages made things right.  The reason I did this was I went back to a document backup from a few days ago.  Same script, no page jumps.

 

Anyway, I'm half happy half disturbed but at least I can move on.

 

Thank you again for taking the time to do this.

 

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Custom Validation Script - Page Jump When "event.rc = false"

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Hi all and thank you for looking.  I'm experiencing a peculiar issue with a custom validation script where anytime event.rc is set to false upon validation failure, the page switches to the first page in the document. 

 

Background:

5 page document, relatively field heavy on all pages except the first one (intro, instructions, etc).

There are a series of date fields each of the subsequest pages.  Each one has the exact same generic validation function (event is passed into it).  Upon failure of date validation and when the function sets event.rc to false, the document returns to the first page (always).  Oddly enough, this only happens from the second page in the document.  When the same validation script sets rc to false on pages 3, 4, and 5, the document stays put on that page.

 

I've removed any calls to functions from custom validation and simply set "event.rc = false".   Sure enough, when this is done on page 2, the document scrolls up to page 1.  All subsequest pages are fine.  Calling "event.rc = true" (i know, redundant) does not cause the page to scroll back up.

 

I am definitely out of ideas and would appreciate and and all suggestions.

 

Thanks again

Thank you kindly for your reply ls_rbls.  I considered this and this is why I removed all script and only left "event.rc = false" in there to rule out anything in the actual script.  I should have noted that do not have any explicit page moves in any of the validation scripts.

 

On a positive (and a weird note), I just got done recreating the document via a page import. So basically, I created a new document and imported all the pages from the non-working one.  Lo and behold, everyting works.  I have come across something similiar in the past where re-importing pages made things right.  The reason I did this was I went back to a document backup from a few days ago.  Same script, no page jumps.

 

Anyway, I'm half happy half disturbed but at least I can move on.

 

Thank you again for taking the time to do this.

 

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Perhaps you cam share a portion of your script.

 

It may be possible that you're missing a conditional statement for the validation script that runs in the date field of Page 2, OR, check for a typo, OR, check if that date field is also dependent of other calculated fields, and/or re-verify if the zero-based index for the page number corresponds to the actual page number that you're seeing on screen.

 

I JavaScript, the first page of a document begins at "0", not "1".

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Thank you kindly for your reply ls_rbls.  I considered this and this is why I removed all script and only left "event.rc = false" in there to rule out anything in the actual script.  I should have noted that do not have any explicit page moves in any of the validation scripts.

 

On a positive (and a weird note), I just got done recreating the document via a page import. So basically, I created a new document and imported all the pages from the non-working one.  Lo and behold, everyting works.  I have come across something similiar in the past where re-importing pages made things right.  The reason I did this was I went back to a document backup from a few days ago.  Same script, no page jumps.

 

Anyway, I'm half happy half disturbed but at least I can move on.

 

Thank you again for taking the time to do this.

 

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I see that you solved it, but I would like to venture a guess as to why it happened, just in case it happens again to you (or to someone else reading this thread). Is it possible that there are was a copy of this field on the first page? If so, when the command to reject the value was issued and return focus to the field, it could have been that the first "widget" (member of a field group) was selected, instead of the one you were actually editing, which is why it jumped to another page.

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I created a test file and can confirm that is indeed the issue.

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