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Recognize key words in value and reference later in form, real time


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How do I make my form recognize certain key words in the value that the user types and reference that value later in a table, real time? There is a more complex scenario to add to this once this issue is resolved. I can give examples should I get a response. Thank you.

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Level 10

Hi there,

to be able to find some key words in a field using strings, you can use the function indexOf();

This function is known to return the index of a value inside an array, for a string the indexOf() function is used to return the index of the first character where the value is found...


If your value is found in the string, it will return its index, but if there is no instance of the value you are looking for, it will return -1 (false)


Hope this help!


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Thank you Magus069,

This is getting me I the right direction, I'm just not there yet. here is my reply from another post I made last week taking it one step farther in the scenario.

"I have attached screen shots from my form in run-time as well as my hierarchy. My form is really a template for Engineers who will need to fill this out and there will be many cases where the user will need to add additional text fields (add instances) using a click event. Later in the template, I have tables that need to reference the value of text fields within each instance should the value be "critical". However, since the user will be adding instances, I don't know how to reference the value of a new instance at run-time. I can send you more in an email if this doesn't make sense. Thank you for your time and help! I have only taught myself everything with LiveCycle so please be patient if I don't understand conclusions. My apologies in advance. Thanks again!




Level 10

Hi again,

to be able to get through each instances you need a loop, and if you have more instances inside 1 instance, you will need to make more than 1 loop

If I understand well what you are trying to do, your code should look something like this : (But before doing this, please rename your (untitled Subform) (page 3) to Main or Page3

I hope this is what you are looking for, if not it should be pretty much similar to what you want to do!

Hope this help!