we are using Adobe LCES and LC Designer for several years (LCES 8.2). We've been using floating fields all the time to build dynamic text strings within our templates and never experienced any issues.
Since we have upgraded to LCES 220.127.116.11 (also Designer 9.0) we are not able to get the floating fields working as expected.
The floating fields don't show any values after rendering by LCES Forms although the rawValues of the fields are set. I've verified that by prompting the value in a message box: xfa.host.messageBox("Value: " + floatingFieldXY.rawValue);
The template has been saved as a Static PDF Form. The form is rendered by LCES Forms. Interestingly, we don't have this problem if we render the form with LCES Output and generating a flat PDF output document. In this case all floating fields are filled as expected. But this isn't an option for us since we have to provide an interactive PDF form.
Could this issue be related to the fact that we are using a static PDF form?
Any help or feedback on this is really appreciated.
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I've realised that I was not accurate when formulating the history of this issue.
Actually the form used to be a dynamic PDF form (in LCES 8.2). It seems that this is the crucial point... floating fields does only work properly in dynamic PDF forms but not in static ones (verified in LCES 18.104.22.168).
Is this a bug or a feature?
Raised a support case at Adobe and got the following answer:
"This problem seems to be a LiveCycle bug. I sent it on to the next level support and will update you with the bug number as soon as it is logged. They are informed about you planning to go live next month.
Until the bug is fixed the only workaround is to save the forms as dynamic forms."
Message was edited by: Nico Meier