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How to use Textfield instead of drop down for input to populate the pdf using livecylce es2

Hi There

I was finally able to populate the field by hard coding the where to clause


form1.#subform[0].Button1::click - (FormCalc, client)
$sourceSet.DataConnection.#command.query.commandType= "text"
$sourceSet.DataConnection.#command.query.select.nodes.item(0).value= Concat("Select * from performview Where Empno = ", 10 ,"")

I want to use a textfield where the user of the form will enter the empno which will be applied to the query. I have only seen example for drop down list intialize, I don't want to use drop down list as it take a long time when we open the pdf as our table that drop down list uses is big and it times out.
So i want to use the input from a textfield where user's enter the number for Empno field and I use that to do the query how would I do this?

so I want to pass $sourceSet.DataConnection.#command.query.select.nodes.item(0).value = Concat("Select * from performview Where Empno = ", This should be from the textfield selectfield ,"")

So how do I initialze a textfield to do this?
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Karl Heinz KremerCommented:
You can access the value of a text field with the following FormCalc construct:


If you want to assign this value to another text field, you would use something like this:

TextField2.rawValue = TextField1.rawValue

In your case, you would just something like
$sourceSet.DataConnection.#command.query.select.nodes.item(0).value= Concat("Select * from performview Where Empno = ", TextField1.rawValue)
SivasanAuthor Commented:
Hi Thanks for the response.
This is the one that worked had to have ' ",   ," ' ".
$sourceSet.DataConnection.#command.query.select.nodes.item(0).value= Concat("Select * from performview Where Empno = ' ", TextField1.rawValue, " ' ")
Karl Heinz KremerCommented:
Makes sense - the strings needs to be quoted. Sorry about that.

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