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Using XPATH to populate a drop down with custom text enabled?

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Hello,



I am using the custom state field provided by Adobe Form Designer 7.1, and I checked the option to allow custom text entry.



Within my workflow, I have script that will access the XDP path and set the state to a string. I get the _state value from a DB query (where _state = _rs.getString(#)), but here I'll use a static value to provide a good example:



String xdproot = "/process_data/appform/form-data/data/xdp/datasets/data/App";

String _state = "Fl";

patExecContext.setProcessDataValue( xdproot + "/State", _state );



When I received the form from the workflow (via email) my other fields were set properly, but the state field was blank.

Should I use setProcessDataStringValue?



Thanks for your help!

Rob
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HowardTreisman
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Level 9
Hi Rob

I don't believe using StringValue will make any difference. If you're passing a string, it should amount to the same thing.

Some things to try:

Try setting the value using the SetValue QPAC - does that work?

Try testing your form by setting an XML file containing "Fl" in the state field as your preview data (In Designer, File/Form Properties)

Try using the Variable Logger to check the data in your form is set correctly.

http://www.avoka.com/Avoka/qpac_library.shtml

Are you using Reader 8.1. We've experienced several problems with DropDowns in 8.1. Try using 7.0.5 or greater.



Good luck...

Howard

http://www.avoka.com
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That was it... Reader 8.1.



I opened the same document within 8.0 and the data showed up correctly. I'll log a bug with Adobe to see if they have a workaround for it as we are using out form for outside employees and we have no control with what reader they use.



Thanks for your input Howard, I appreciate your help 🙂