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clone values of drop down list

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Hello,

I have five drop-down lists in pdf form and each of them has the same list of values. The value list is very long.

Is it possible, to define the value-list once and use it for all of the drop-down lists somehow?

I need to define value-list in designer in the form (so not e.g. fill it from livecycle forms).

Thanks

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Hi,

The sample is one way of scripting it where the data (list items) is in the form. If you are connecting to a database, then you can link to the data connection to populate the list items:

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Check out John Brinkman's blog for populating list boxes from xml: http://blogs.adobe.com/formfeed/2009/10/populating_list_boxes_1.html

Also do a general search for "addItem" on his blog.

Good luck,

Niall

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Thank you very much for sample Niall !

I was hoping, that it could be done without scripting.

In this case, the form is reader-extended and user can store and again reopen the form anytime in different states.

In addition, the form is beeing prefilled by livecycle forms server.

I am not sure, if this might not bring some problem states.

But If there is no non-scripting way, I can definitively use it, thanks.

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Level 10

Hi,

The sample is one way of scripting it where the data (list items) is in the form. If you are connecting to a database, then you can link to the data connection to populate the list items:

Parallels Desktop1.png

Check out John Brinkman's blog for populating list boxes from xml: http://blogs.adobe.com/formfeed/2009/10/populating_list_boxes_1.html

Also do a general search for "addItem" on his blog.

Good luck,

Niall