Expand my Community achievements bar.

Learn about Edge Delivery Services in upcoming GEM session
SOLVED

Trying to display date on field shows Pointer:####

Avatar

Former Community Member

Hi,

I'm struggling with displaying the date in a field on a table. I get this value Pointer:### instead of the actual date. (where #### is a series of numbers, e.g. Pointer:214470240)

Trying something like this

var date1 = new Date();

xfa.resolveNode("Row1[0].textfield").rawValue= date1;

Additionally, if I use date1.value or date1.formattedValue, then I get "Empty".

Can someone please explain? I'm using Adobe LiveCycle Designer ES2 ver. 9.0.1.0.2...

Thanks

Vincent

1 Accepted Solution

Avatar

Correct answer by
Level 10

Hi Vincent,

Typically in JavaScript when you assign an object to a string the toString() method on that object will be called, even if you don’t
specify it.  However, this doesn’t seem to be the case when you are using the XFA object properties.

Try calling the toString() method explicitly.

     xfa.resolveNode("Row1[0].textfield").rawValue=date1.toString();

or maybe,

     xfa.resolveNode("Row1[0].textfield").rawValue=date1.toLocaleDateString ();

If you want more control over the format you can use util.printd(), http://help.adobe.com/en_US/acrobat/acrobat_dc_sdk/2015/HTMLHelp/#t=Acro12_MasterBook%2FJS_API_AcroJ...

Regards

Bruce

View solution in original post

1 Reply

Avatar

Correct answer by
Level 10

Hi Vincent,

Typically in JavaScript when you assign an object to a string the toString() method on that object will be called, even if you don’t
specify it.  However, this doesn’t seem to be the case when you are using the XFA object properties.

Try calling the toString() method explicitly.

     xfa.resolveNode("Row1[0].textfield").rawValue=date1.toString();

or maybe,

     xfa.resolveNode("Row1[0].textfield").rawValue=date1.toLocaleDateString ();

If you want more control over the format you can use util.printd(), http://help.adobe.com/en_US/acrobat/acrobat_dc_sdk/2015/HTMLHelp/#t=Acro12_MasterBook%2FJS_API_AcroJ...

Regards

Bruce