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Creating fields that are filled in sequence by selecting from a master list

New Here ,
Jun 08, 2020 Jun 08, 2020

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I'm trying to create fields that are filled in sequence from an existing list of items that are selected by checkboxes.  I need an item to fill the first field in the colum, unless it already contains data, if so, I need it to use the next field, and so on.  I have a list of nearly 100 items that could potentially be selected.

 

I had limited success using an action builder in LiveCycle Designer and am able to duplicate data from the list into a form, but not to fill fields in sequence.  If I select items 1, 8, and 15 from the list, or any other combination of items, I need it to fill in fields 1, 2, 3, etc. on my form.  Hoping someone can help me with a JavaScript that would work for this.  I'm thinking that the fields would need to adjust if an item is unselected as well.  I am currently using checkboxes to trigger the items in the list.

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Jun 09, 2020 Jun 09, 2020

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So is this a PDF form built in LCD?

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Jun 09, 2020 Jun 09, 2020

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Yes it is.  Appreciate any help that you can provide

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Jun 09, 2020 Jun 09, 2020

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I can't provide any help, I'm afraid. LCD forms are very obscure, and frankly kind of dead. I would strongly recommend you move to normal Acrobat forms.

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Wouldn't the JavaScript be basically the same?  Anyway, I have access to Acrobat forms, but am not as familiar with it.  How would I create this same action in Acrobat Forms?  Thanks again

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Jun 10, 2020 Jun 10, 2020

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Some things are similar, others are very different.

Generally speaking, the way I would approach this task is to collect all the data from the first set of fields into an array (only populating it with the non-empty values, of course), and then iterate over the second set of fields and populate them in order based on the values in the array.

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