How to line break in a textbox

MTremblay-Savar

06-11-2013

Hello guys(and girls),

     Does anybody know a way to line break within a textbox? I am dynamicaly filling a textbox using a string and i was wondering if there is any "code" or <tag> i could put into my string to tell the texbox to line break?

     Textbox is set to allow multiple lines and field format is Rich text.

Thanks alot!
Max

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blahbap

11-09-2014

What we're talking about here is not formatting the string in Javascript, but formatting a string that is passed into the form via a data connection. The value of the text field in the form is bound to the string in the data view. 

blahbap

10-09-2014

Hi MTremblay-Savard,

I am trying to achieve the same as you without success - could you show be exactly what your string looks like?

thanks!

Frank

MTremblay-Savar

07-11-2013

I found the solution!

I've put the ascii code for "new line" into my string where i wanted it to line break and i've pushed my string into the textbox using the data binding and it worked like a charm.

Thanks for all your help Justin!

Max

Justin_Klei

07-11-2013

In Designer, go to the Data View tab.  You should see a data connection.  Right-click on the data connection and select "Connection Properties".  The "Data Description Type" will tell you the type of data connection.

Justin_Klei

07-11-2013

I'm not familiar with the SAP integration, but I'm pretty sure it's using the LiveCycle Forms module to render the form.

What type of data connection do you have defined in Designer?  It has to be one of the following:

  1. XML Schema
  2. Sample XML Data
  3. Data Model
  4. WSDL File
  5. OLEDB Database

I'm guessing it is 1 or 2, in which case the instructions I gave you above for exporting the XML data would still apply.  You just need to make sure the data in SAP looks like whatever is in the exported XML file.

Justin_Klei

07-11-2013

What kind of data source...is it an XML or XSD?

How are you populating the data into the form?  Are you using LiveCycle Forms or LiveCycle Output?

Justin_Klei

07-11-2013

Are you trying to write script to populate the line break, or do you want to know how to generate the XML that gets fed into the form so the line breaks will appear?

The instructions I provided above will show you how to script it.

If you want to know what the XML should look like, do this:

  1. Save your form as PDF (not XDP)
  2. Open the form in Acrobat Pro (if you don't have Acrobat Pro, download and install the trial version from Adobe.com)
  3. Fill out the field(s) in the form
  4. Select Tools-->Forms-->More Form Options-->Export Data
  5. Save the XML file

You can then test out different variations of the xml file and use the Import Data option to import the xml into the form.

Justin_Klei

07-11-2013

Apparently the tags are getting encoded when you try to set the rawValue of the field.

Try this instead:

var richTextValue = '<body><p>Line 1 of text</p><p>Line 2 of text</p></body>';

xfa.resolveNode("TextField1.value.#exData").loadXML(richTextValue);

MTremblay-Savar

07-11-2013

Hi Justin,


I thought too this answer would work but all i get outputted is this :

Some text that should end at this point. <br> Second line of this text. <br> Third line,

Any ideas?

Thanks!
Max