Adding an Attachment Description on JavaScript Attachment Import (importDataObject) in Adobe LiveCycle ES/Acrobat.

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I'm using the (working) JavaScript code (referenced below) in a button in Adobe LiveCycle ES to import an attachment. However, I want to attachment description to match the name of the button used to import it.

How can I add an Attachment Description to an attachment when I import it?
form1.#subform[0].Att_MBH::click - (JavaScript, client)

var AttachmentDescription =;
AttachmentDescription.rawValue = "New Attachment" + AttachmentDescription.rawValue; 
var strAttachmentName = AttachmentDescription.rawValue; 
var myDoc =; 
var objDoc = myDoc.getDataObject(strAttachmentName); 
var FileName = "";
FileName.rawValue = objDoc.path; 
//this.presence = "invisible"; 
AttachmentDescription.access = "protected";

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Karl Heinz KremerCommented:
After you get the data object (myDoc.getDataObject) you can access the description like this:

objDoc.description = "some description";

However, I don't think that how you determine the description value is not working: In line #3 you are getting the name of the button. This is a string. In the following line you are trying to get the rawValue, which is only valid for a form field, not a string. Do you want to do something like this?

var AttachmentDescription = "New Attachment " +;

The same is true for what you do with FileName in line #10 - you don't have to use RawValue, it's only for fields.
I don't know what you want to do in line #12. This is also not working correctly.

Do you have experience with JavaScript in general, and Acrobat JavaScript specifically?

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travisjbennettAuthor Commented:
No, I'm a VBA/Fortran/C guy. I was assuming RawValue was the same as a .Value in VBA.

I'll look into it more and get back to you soon, but this is a big head start. Thanks!
James MurrellProduct SpecialistCommented:
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