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Adobe Acrobat script for stamp issue

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I have a field on stamp that i am using this code for:

var cRtn = app.response ("ENTER SHAMROCK PART NUMBER");
event.value = cRtn;

It worked the first time but now I have 2 issues.  One being that anytime i go to the dynamic stamp list it automatically pops up the java pop up asking for part number. (this is before I can even select a stamp) Two the stamp does not show up after entering part number.  I am sure I am not using the correct code but i have tried many different ways and cant seem to get it to work.  As you can see I really just want to be able to enter a part number and place the stamp.  The stamp does have other dynamic fields.  I am attaching the stamp file as well.
ControlledCopyStamp.pdf
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Karl Heinz Kremer earned 500 total points
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I see you did run into a problem with your stamps...

The problem is that you need to limit when the stamp script is actually executed. You need to use a stamp script like this:

if(event.source.forReal && (event.source.stampName == "#EkwOt9ACueFSPMv-OqOo0C"))
{
    // for the "Revised" field
    this.getField("Revised").value = util.printd("mmm dd, yyyy", new Date());

    // for the "Text2" field
    this.getField("Text2").value = "By " + ((!identity.name || identity.loginName != (event.source.source || this).Collab.user) ? (event.source.source || this).Collab.user : identity.name);

    // for the Text3 field (this field)
    var cRtn = app.response ("ENTER SHAMROCK PART NUMBER");
	event.value = cRtn;
}

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I've attached a file with the script fixed.

The crucial point is that you need to know the stamp name, and you can find that by going to the page template interface (in Acrobat XI this is Tools>Document Processing>Page Templates. You will see all the stamps that are defined in your file in a syntax like this:
#SOMERANDOMTEXT=Stamp Name

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In the code above, you need to use the #SOMERANDOMTEXT portion (just before the equal sign) in the conditional statement to see if you are running in the right context.
ControlledCopyStamp.pdf
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by:notasgoodasyou
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Thank you for a much fuller explanation and all the help.  I should have done more testing before accepting my previous questions answer.
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by:Karl Heinz Kremer
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You are welcome. You can always post a support request to have the other question reopened.
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