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Advanced Action - Used on Text Box Entry(s) not working

New Here ,
Apr 16, 2021 Apr 16, 2021

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Greetings Gurus - 

 

I am assigning an advanced action on three separate text_box_entry fields on three separate slides to validate the entry made matches a specific generic phone number. When I preview the project none of the advanced actions are working. I am adding screenshots to help explain my attempt. I am a beginner with captivate. Please forgive any lack of knowledge. Your help is very much appreciated.

 

A screen shot showing the selected text_box_entry selected, the text_box_entry properties and the advanced actions settings. 


text_box_entry_4 - advancedActions.png

 

Again - thank you for your help!

 

Howard

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Community Expert , Apr 16, 2021 Apr 16, 2021

Hi Howard, I cannot see if the Text Entry Box is validated, because you don't shoa the Style tab?

 

You just want to Continue when the variable has the correct phone number, no need for an Advanced action in that case. Just validate the TEB on the Style tab, enter the phone number as correct answer, set the Success action of the TEB to Continue. I don't know why you would need an advanced action.

Maybe have a look at this blog about basics for Text Entry Boxes:

http://blog.lilybiri.com/text-entry-boxes-back-to-basics

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Hi Howard, I cannot see if the Text Entry Box is validated, because you don't shoa the Style tab?

 

You just want to Continue when the variable has the correct phone number, no need for an Advanced action in that case. Just validate the TEB on the Style tab, enter the phone number as correct answer, set the Success action of the TEB to Continue. I don't know why you would need an advanced action.

Maybe have a look at this blog about basics for Text Entry Boxes:

http://blog.lilybiri.com/text-entry-boxes-back-to-basics

 

 

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Hi Lily -

 

Thank you for the response. Using the Style 'Validate User Input' was the first option I tried - it does not work. That is why I attempted Advanced Actions. 

 

text_box_entry_4_StyleSettings.png

 

 

Any other ideas I could try?

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That should work perfectly, I am 100%sure. Did you read the blog post for which I sent a link?

Which action did you choose for the validated TEB On Success?  I just did see 'Continue' which is normally the default Success action for a validated TEB.  What do you exactly expect?

Can you also post a screenshot of the Timeline please?

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I set up all of the TEBs to use the Validate User Input. My intention is to auto advance the slides when the user entered the correctly formated phone number, without using a button. I put a smartshape on the slide guiding them to use the correct formatting to circumvent failure response, expired attempts, etc.  Too much work...lol

 

It is working as expected. I so appreciate your guidance, Lily! Grateful you are here...

 

Thank you!

Howard

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You can replace 'Continue' by Go to Next Slide for Success on the validated TEBs, so that the playhead doesn't have to navigate the 'inactive' part of the TEB timeline.

If it is solved, could you mark an answer as correct to close the thread? The one which helped you most perhaps?

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Will do and thank you again!

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