How do I display file properties on form

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27-04-2018

In LiveCycle I have created a dynamic form.  I am attempting to display the file properties version or the custom properties to populate a footer field so i can make edits on the properties page and automatically update the form to reduce long term maintenance issues.  I added the fields as Text and as Text Field with Value properties as a read only calculate value type.

I set up a form JavaScript initialize section

try {

event.target.info.Title = this.desc.title.value;

event.target.info.Author = this.desc.creator.value;

event.target.info.Subject = this.desc.description.value;

event.target.info.CreationDate = this.desc.created.value;

event.target.info.ModDate = this.desc.issued.value;

event.target.info.Ver = this.desc.Ver.value;

event.target.info.Version = this.desc.Version.value;

} catch (e) {}


I have tried Using the below syntax in both the field initialize and calculate sections.

Custom Property

     AFFM2519.#pageSet[0].Page1.txtFooter.rawValue=event.target.info.ver

     AFFM2519.#pageSet[0].Page2 toN.txtFooter.rawValue=event.target.info.ver

Built-In Property

     AFFM2519.#pageSet[0].Page1.txtFooter.rawValue=event.target.info.Version

     AFFM2519.#pageSet[0].Page2 toN.txtFooter.rawValue=event.target.info.Version

I thought this would be relatively easy but so far that hasn't been the case.  So I'm Stumped. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

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28-04-2018

Hi,

By file properties are you referring to the form properties entered in this dialog;

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If so the can be referenced like;

var formProperties = xfa.form["#subform"].desc.nodes;

app.alert(formProperties.namedItem("creator").value);

app.alert(formProperties.namedItem("title").value);

app.alert(formProperties.namedItem("version").value);

app.alert(formProperties.namedItem("issued").value);

app.alert(formProperties.namedItem("created").value);

The quickest way to find the names to use is to look in the XML Source and find the value, you should find something like;

<desc>

  <text name="version">v2.1</text>

  <text name="creator">Bruce</text>

  <text name="title">Test Form</text>

  <text name="issued">2018-04-29</text>

  <text name="created">Today</text>

</desc>

The custom properties aren't stored in the XFA structure but you can reference them with the Acrobat JavaScript API reference

app.alert(event.target.info["URL"])

Bruce

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The solution I ended up using consisted of placing text fields on the master page.  Each field I then used an initialize event for to set its value to a form property value.  This allows simply changing the form metadata values to change the information on the form making long term maintenance and template reusability easier.  

AFFM2519.#pageSet[0].PgInfo.sfrmFooter1.txtFooter::initialize - (JavaScript, client)
this.rawValue = xfa.form.AFFM2519.desc.version.value   

AFFM2519.#pageSet[0].PgInfo.sfrmHeader1.txtTitle::initialize - (JavaScript, client)
this.rawValue= xfa.form.AFFM2519.desc.title.value