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Dropdown list: Select Item, but display Export Value

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May 06, 2020

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Hi all, 

I'm trying to generate a dropdown menu, "Dropdown1," and have the selected displayed Item generate the Export Value instead of the Item itself. What would be the javascript and do I add this within the Actions or Calculate tab?

General-->Name: "Dropdown1"

Options-->
Item: Instructor Led Training
Export Value: ILT

Item: Computer Based Training
Export Value: CBT

Thanks in advance, 

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Correct answer by Thom_Parker | Adobe Community Professional

No, it cannot be done from the Actions or Calculate tab. It can only be done from a custom Format event. Using the code that ls_rbls posted. 

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Dropdown list: Select Item, but display Export Value

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Hi all, 

I'm trying to generate a dropdown menu, "Dropdown1," and have the selected displayed Item generate the Export Value instead of the Item itself. What would be the javascript and do I add this within the Actions or Calculate tab?

General-->Name: "Dropdown1"

Options-->
Item: Instructor Led Training
Export Value: ILT

Item: Computer Based Training
Export Value: CBT

Thanks in advance, 

Adobe Community Professional
Correct answer by Thom_Parker | Adobe Community Professional

No, it cannot be done from the Actions or Calculate tab. It can only be done from a custom Format event. Using the code that ls_rbls posted. 

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Hi, 

 

This has been answered before.

 

Use this line of code:

 

event.value = event.target.getItemAt(event.target.currentValueIndices, true);

 

Answered by George_Johnson back in 2016: https://community.adobe.com/t5/acrobat/display-export-value-of-dropdown-instead-of-item/td-p/7936974...

 

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Jun 09, 2020

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I am new to all of this.

 

Do I have to enter any specific words in the line of code?

event.value = event.target.getItemAt(event.target.currentValueIndices, true);

 

General - Employee

 

Item - Name 1

Export - 2121

 

Item - Name 2

Export - 3131

 

 

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No, it cannot be done from the Actions or Calculate tab. It can only be done from a custom Format event. Using the code that ls_rbls posted. 

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thank you both, this worked!

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I've tried this code but it doesn't seem to be working for me. Unless I'm not understanding the post and replies correctly. Let's say I have a list of the 50 states spelled out in the Items List, and when I select "Texas" I would like for it to show "TX" in the same list box.

 

Does the code mentioned here work for this?

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Place the script in the custom format script section. See slide:

 

 

exportvalue-custom-combobox.png

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