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Having different objects appear in the same place according to earlier selection

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Hello,

This is a case where I'm not sure where to start off.  I could easily position some fields around the page that are "hidden" by default and become "visible" if the right option is selected, but my guess is that's a clumsy way of going about it. 

I think I can manage the code (if then) but what type of object should I use? A subform? Fragment? 

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Hi,

If there were only a few objects then I would change the presence property of each object individually. If all of the objects have the same presence property then I would place them in a subform and just change the presence of the subform.

There is an example here: http://assure.ly/h7whb8.

Hope that helps,

Niall

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Level 4

Ok, so I can just place objects in the same location and adjust their visibility using javascript.  But should I be using a subform? What's the acceptable practice for this?

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Hi,

If there were only a few objects then I would change the presence property of each object individually. If all of the objects have the same presence property then I would place them in a subform and just change the presence of the subform.

There is an example here: http://assure.ly/h7whb8.

Hope that helps,

Niall

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Hi,

The forums seem to have entered the Bermuda Triangle, with both of our posts yesterday going missing. So I'm reporting...

You are testing the checkbox against a string "true", which it will never be. You could test against a Boolean true without the quotes. 

Also if you select the checkbox and look at the defaults in the Object palette you will see that a checked checkbox has a default value of 1. You should test against this. 

Niall