Conditional Advanced Not Working As Expected

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Dec 14, 2020

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Hi Community, I have a head-scratcher. I have variables in place to indicate the path a user takes (based on a button click on the second slide of the course) that I am using to branch later in the course using a conditional advanced action. Seems simple enough...if varLaunch_[pathname] is equal to 1 then Jump to Slide X. It is not working and I have no idea why. All the tabs of the AA are set up properly and I have verified that the variables are correct using the list of variables as a debugger. Any help is appreciated. It is driving me nuts.

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Dec 15, 2020

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Please do not attach screenshots but insert them.  Reasons: I had to download that screenshot, then open it in PS (associated with PNG on my system), look at it, see that it is pretty useless, now have to delete it. 

I would have loved to see the complete action, not just half of the first decision. that dialog box has a Preview button (first button in top right control panel) where you can see all the decisions at once. 

Branching is rather simple, but to see the full workflow need a lot more.  Advanced Interaction panel will show you all the interactions and to which events they are associated. I don't even know which event is used for this advanced action. 

Have a look at:

http://blog.lilybiri.com/advanced-actions-dialog-box-in-captivate-2017

http://blog.lilybiri.com/advanced-interaction-panel-q-and-a

Importance of Captivate's Events? - eLearning (adobe.com)

 

 

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Dec 15, 2020

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I see that you are trying to execute that action on slide exit.

I might suggest tying your conditional action to a button press such as a next button.

Even if you ran that action on slide enter of the next slide you might have better results.

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One of the links I offered explains all events in Captivate. 

The On Exit event should be used very sparingly because it happens AFTER leaving the last frame of a slide. That may lead to unexpected problems. Ony Pause command on Exit is safe to be used, if you have no pausing points on the slide.

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