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Acrobat Forms - Populate field based on Combo Box selection

Posted on 2016-10-13
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I have a pdf form. I have a combo box named "CB1" which has below items as a drop down

Two Wheeler
Four Wheeler (Non AC)
Four Wheeler (AC)
Public Transport / Auto

I want that when some one selects these above items from the combo box a field "Rate" should be automatically populated by value
5
7
9
On Actual

So for e.g if someone selects Two Wheeler as a option, the Rate field should be automatically 5 and so on. I tried the below custom calculation script in the "Rate"  field but it is not working. Can anyone help. I have made sure that Commit Immediately option is selected in the Combo Box field.

My script is as below....

var selectedTYPE = this.getField("CB1").value;
if (selectedTYPE=="Two Wheeler") event.value = "5";
else if (selectedTYPE=="Four Wheeler(Non AC)") event.value = "7";
else if (selectedTYPE=="Four Wheeler(AC)") event.value = "9";
else if (selectedTYPE=="Public Transport / Auto") event.value = "On Actual";
else event.value = "";
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Question by:Advait Kawthalkar
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You could use export values. This will make it easiest.

Populate your list in the dropdown values and select the appropriate export value e.g Two Wheeler has "5" in the Export value.

Keep the 'Commit...immediately' ticked

Then use the Custom Calculation Script on your target field 'Rate'
event.value = getField("CB1").value;

That way you can later add new values to your dropdown without having to code new scripts in the target field.

hope that helps
capt.
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by:Advait Kawthalkar
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Thanks Captain. Will test this and revert back soon.
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by:Advait Kawthalkar
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IT worked. Thank you Captain.
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by:Advait Kawthalkar
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I am sorry but missed on points. If possible would like to give points to Captain.
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by:Advait Kawthalkar
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I have one more challenge. The drop down value Public Transport does not have a export value. But I need to calculate Amount. For rest of the drop downs since it has export value I can calculate Rate x Kms = Amount in the "Amount " field. But how to manage when someone selects Public Transport as option?
We need a script like if public transport is selected, one can manually edit the Amount field.
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If the solution worked you should accept my answer as the solution, not your own. For the additional question you should open a separate thread so you can attract additional experts.

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