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Help - Strings and User Input


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We are attempting to create a form that will mimic macros from word perfect. Is it possible to create a function that will prompt a user for input via a popup or alert box and then place the results into a string and display said string to a text box?

I have been able to display text to a textbox's rawvalue and to combine variables into a string, but have not be able to get the prompt feature to work.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you

Paul Washburn
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update - i was able to prompt the user using app.response feature described in a previous thread.

Could you please tell me if it is possible to create a dynamic string as the user types to that when a function is activated it will add text to an existing text field instead of overwriting whatever is currently in that field.

Thank you


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You can set up the dynamic field to have a calculate event that would have the following javascript code:

This.rawValue = This.rawValue + additionalField1.rawValue;

This will append the value of whatever is being entered in the additionalField to whatever is already in your dynamic string field.


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Thank you for your suggestion

I created a variable and assigned the fields current value to that variable, then added to the variable to the output. I threw in an if variable == null statement to fix the variable printing null.


var CurrentValue

if (TextField1.rawValue == null)

CurrentValue = "";


CurrentValue = Textfield1.rawValue;


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A better technique would be to use an app.response (like a javascript response) where you can control what the user sees then getting that result and appending it to the desired field.

It would look something like this:

var myVar = app.response("Enter in some text: ", "This is the Title of the box.", "Default answer", false, "This is the label");

this.rawValue = this.rawValue + myVar

The true/false value in th e2nd last parameter indicates whether you want **** to appear instead of what is typed (like a password).

Let me know if you find this better.