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Changing Checkbox options based on variables

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What I need to create is an area that has 5-8 check-boxes, but the text beside those check boxes will change based an option that is selected in a drop down menu elsewhere in the file.

The reason I need to do this is due to lack of space and better work flow.

Can anyone help with this or any other possible way to do it?

I have used LiveCycle but not much coding.

Thank you in advance.
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You could change the caption of the checkboxes by using javascript..

on the CHANGE event of a drop down list, you could add script similar to:

if (xfa.event.newText == "Yes") // (if yes is selected in the dropdown)

xfa.resolveNode("CheckBox1.caption.value.#text").value = "Rooster"; // (change the check box caption to 'Rooster')


if (xfa.event.newText == "Maybe")

xfa.resolveNode("CheckBox1.caption.value.#text").value = "Broccoli";

P.S. Make sure you save the form as a dynamic form rather than static!
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by the way, the above solution only changes the captions & not the checkbox. the checkbox property name won't change.. if you want a different checkbox / property for each different caption, you might have to create all the checkboxes in design time, and then hide & show checkboxes depending on the dropdown selections
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Thank you so much for your help.

I am only trying to change the captions.

From reading the code, it seems everything should work but I'm still having some trouble making it work.

Would you mind clarifying it a bit in the steps?

I am not very familiar with JavaScript or LiveCycle Designer.

Thank you so much in advance.
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If you don't mind, please send me the form.. (MASHDOWN45 AT GMAIL DOT COM) otherwise I cannot know what is wrong..