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How to assign a variable to a dropdown list value

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I have developed a list of variable that are actually peoples names. The value I assigned to each is their contact information. When their name is selected from a dropdownlist, I would like their contact info to appear in a text field below the dropdown list box.

Does anyone have a sample of how to do this or insight on this.

Thanks in advance,

Paul

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I have a form with a drop-down list called 'dropDown' and a text field called 'textField'. On the drop-down change event call the calculate event on 'textField' as follows:

// form1.page1.subform1.dropDown::change - (JavaScript, client)

form1.page1.subform1.textField.execEvent("calculate");

On the text field calculate event add the script below.

// form1.page1.subform1.textField::calculate - (JavaScript, client)

this.rawValue = xfa.event.newText;

Steve

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Level 7

If you have multiple contacts, a switch statement might be a good choice. In this example, I used nameList for the drop down list containing the names and text as the name of the field being populated with contact info.

switch

(nameList.rawValue)

{

case "John Smith":

text.rawValue

= "32 West Lane Some City Some Zip Code";

break;

case "Joe Brown":

text.rawValue

= "33 West Lane Some City Some Zip Code";

break;

case "Bill Jones":

text.rawValue

= "34 West Lane Some City Some Zip Code";

break;

default:

}

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Level 2

How does this call the variable set

in the form properties

under the variable tab?

Thanks

Paul

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The same way you would call them for the drop-down list; maybe I misunderstood, are you not already populating the drop-down list with your variables?

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For your drop-down list, let's say you have a global variable called pf with a value of PFrigo1. In your drop-down list on the initialize event you would script:

dropdownlist1.addItem(pf.value);

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Level 2

The choices listed in the drop down list have values set through the form properties. Please see the screen shot:

When you select the persons name from the drop down, the text field will populate with the value defined for that particular variable.

I hope this makes sense.

Variables.jpg

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Level 7

Ok, so the drop-down list has a list of names in it already, right? In that case you could try this:

switch(nameList.rawValue)

{
case "John Smith":
text.rawValue= John.value;
break;
case "Paul Brown":
text.rawValue= Paul.value;
break;
default:
}

The reference for the global variables is variablename.value.