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Jul 23, 2019

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I'm starting to see AA's as potential minefields, I have an advanced action as follows

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When I trigger the AA nothing happens. So I remove the assign action. When I click the trigger again it works as intended the button appears. So I believe the problem lies with the assign action. I am using only 4 user variables in the project as follows.

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they seem quite unique so I don't see any naming issues. I have 3 other slides that with similar AA's that work as intended

I had this same issue a few weeks ago and I had to not use certain slides (not a good solution)

I really can't understand why a trigger will do nothing when I try to assign a value to a variable. the consensus the first time on the forum was that it was a naming issue. I'm not seeing it. see below for timeline screenshot for good measure.

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Why do you dual double quotes, that was also th eproblem last time. I enlarged the image this time, to be able to see them clearly.

For the literal just typ e in the two words Caesar Salad without any quots. Captivate will add one set of double qyuotes to indicate that the words are ons string.

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Advanced action issue

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Jul 23, 2019

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I'm starting to see AA's as potential minefields, I have an advanced action as follows

Screen Shot 2019-07-23 at 3.51.51 PM.png

When I trigger the AA nothing happens. So I remove the assign action. When I click the trigger again it works as intended the button appears. So I believe the problem lies with the assign action. I am using only 4 user variables in the project as follows.

Screen Shot 2019-07-23 at 3.55.13 PM.png

they seem quite unique so I don't see any naming issues. I have 3 other slides that with similar AA's that work as intended

I had this same issue a few weeks ago and I had to not use certain slides (not a good solution)

I really can't understand why a trigger will do nothing when I try to assign a value to a variable. the consensus the first time on the forum was that it was a naming issue. I'm not seeing it. see below for timeline screenshot for good measure.

Screen Shot 2019-07-23 at 4.01.06 PM.png

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Why do you dual double quotes, that was also th eproblem last time. I enlarged the image this time, to be able to see them clearly.

For the literal just typ e in the two words Caesar Salad without any quots. Captivate will add one set of double qyuotes to indicate that the words are ons string.

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Why do you dual double quotes, that was also th eproblem last time. I enlarged the image this time, to be able to see them clearly.

For the literal just typ e in the two words Caesar Salad without any quots. Captivate will add one set of double qyuotes to indicate that the words are ons string.

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For some reason I thought quotes were mandatory. I will get rid of them and see what happens

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Jul 23, 2019

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If I was going to assign a string to a variable using JavaScript - I would need the quotes.

When using advanced actions all that kind of stuff is taken care of for you.

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Yes that was the issue. Forgive me for not seeing your comment on that a few weeks ago.

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I explained the meaning of the quotes in the first thread.  Advanced Actions are cool, but you need to know the rules.

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