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Loop with == works but !== does not

Level 2
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I have a process in es4 that loads data from a data base in to a form.

The number of rows in not know.

It loads in to a table fine.

The use is to select one of the items to work on.

This works if they delete 1 at a time.

It would be faster to delete what they did not select.

When I change the line to LicenseFeeDetailsId.rawValue !==fSelected all but the first is deleted no mater which is selected?

How can I delete everyone that in not selected?

var fSelected = this.rawValue; // selected fee id
var vRows = FeeDetailsTable._Row1.count-1; //row count-1
xfa.resolveNode("ChangeRequestForm.Table1.Row1.Cell1").rawValue = fSelected; //works
for(var i=0;i>=vRows;i++){ // loop through table for(var i=vRows;i>=0;i--){
if(FeeDetailsTable.resolveNode("Row1[" + i + "]").LicenseFeeDetailsId.rawValue ==fSelected ){ //find selected row --seems to loop reverse !== does not work.
LicenseFeeRoot.FeeDetailsSub.numOfFees.rawValue = FeeDetailsTable.Row1.instanceManager.count; // good! up date fee count

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Level 10
Level 10


there are 2 versions of the equal/not equal operators.

== and != are the lazy ones that don't compare the types of the values you're testing.

=== and !== are the strict ones, that also compare the type.

Here's a small example to demonstrate:

var a = 1, b = true;

if (a === b) {

  // Shown whenn == is used, because a is a number and b is interpreted as a number too

  // Here happens a implicit type conversion of the bolean value into a number"a is equal to b");

} else {

  // Shown when === is used, because a is a number and b is a boolean value

  // The values are not comparable"a not equal to b");


So your script may fail unexpected if when you use the strict versions without knowing the type of the values you compare.

Try this script.

var fSelected = this.rawValue,

     vRows = FeeDetailsTable._Row1.count-1;

     xfa.resolveNode("ChangeRequestForm.Table1.Row1.Cell1").rawValue = fSelected; //works

for (var i = vRows; i >= 0; i -= 1) {

  var vNode = FeeDetailsTable.resolveNode("Row1[" + i + "]");

    if (vNode.LicenseFeeDetailsId.rawValue != fSelected) {