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Convert Javascript: switch(xfa.event.newText) to Formcalc Syntax

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I was wondering if someone could provide me with the syntax for formcalc for the following javascript. This is used to hide or make visible 2 fields based on a value in a drop down list:

switch(xfa.event.newText) {
    case 'A - Approved':
        form1.Page1.2nd_Title.presence = "visible";
        form1.Page1.2nd_Signature.presence = "visible";
        break;
   default:
        form1.Page1.2nd_Title.presence = "hidden";
        form1.Page1.2nd_Signature.presence = "hidden";
        break;
}

Thanks,

Mallard27

1 Accepted Solution

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Level 6

Sorry, no simple switch-like statement in FormCalc, although there are convoluted ways to simulate it.  For your example the easiest is if/then/else:

if (xfa.event.newText == "A - Approved") then

     form1.Page1.TextField1.presence = "visible"

     form1.Page1.TextField2.presence = "visible"

else

     form1.Page1.TextField1.presence = "hidden"

     form1.Page1.TextField2.presence = "hidden"

endif

Also, not sure if you can have object names that start with a number, like "2nd_Title".

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Level 6

Sorry, no simple switch-like statement in FormCalc, although there are convoluted ways to simulate it.  For your example the easiest is if/then/else:

if (xfa.event.newText == "A - Approved") then

     form1.Page1.TextField1.presence = "visible"

     form1.Page1.TextField2.presence = "visible"

else

     form1.Page1.TextField1.presence = "hidden"

     form1.Page1.TextField2.presence = "hidden"

endif

Also, not sure if you can have object names that start with a number, like "2nd_Title".

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Level 3

I think I asked the wrong question but you have the right answer. I just realized the switch(xfa.event.newText) is formcalc...I misread this the first time which means I really have no question...but your solution would work.

Thanks,

Mallard27