Is there a way to trim only the leading and trailing spaces from a field? I have a Name field, which I later split so I can generate using just the first name, using the rawValue.split method. This way I can generate an e-mail that says Dear John, instead of Dear John Smith by pulling from that field. The problem I have encountered there is that sometimes the person typing the name leaves a leading space before the name, so the e-mail gets generated with no name (so it says "Dear ,". Any help is greatly appreciated.
It worked, thanks! I haven't used many custom functions before, so I didn't know had to use the objName.functionName format to call it. So I set it up like below, in the Exit event, because if I left it without the if statement and then typed something, exited the field, and came back to delete it, it would add "null" (in actual text) to the field. Please let me know if you see anything I need to fix.
Well either you insert the function within all events you need to call the trim function or you put it only once in a script object, which you can access from anywhere in the form by calling the script object then the function...
By putting the function within a script object, you only need this one occurrence to call the function anywhere in there form,
Otherwise if you insert the function within the click event of a button, the function is only accessible within that event
This function can be called from a script object, so at anytime you want to call the trim function to retrieve a string with all spaces removed at the beginning and end of a string, feel free to call it.