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updating a field for a number of forms from an external table

donn44157260
Level 5
Level 5

Good Day All;

This one I could not find in the help section.

I have designed a number of forms that all use the same “rates of pay” (there are 4 categories) for calculating. I was told to expect that a few more forms will be required and these new forms will also be using the same “rates of pay”

Currently I am using “switch” to insert the “rates of pay” when the user selects a category from a dropdown.

Is there a way I can update all the forms from an external “table” instead of having to update each form individually?

Thanks All

Chomp

1 Accepted Solution
Niall_O_Donovan
Correct answer by
Level 10
Level 10

Hi,

If the form is Reader enabled with Acrobat, then that is going to cut out data connectons.

You should have a look at John Brinkman's blog: http://blogs.adobe.com/formfeed/2010/07/shared_data_in_packages_part_2.html. Two parts.

Also there is an example of inter-form communication here, but it may be too clunky: http://assure.ly/qQivbm.

Good luck,

Niall

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Niall_O_Donovan
Correct answer by
Level 10
Level 10

Hi,

If the form is Reader enabled with Acrobat, then that is going to cut out data connectons.

You should have a look at John Brinkman's blog: http://blogs.adobe.com/formfeed/2010/07/shared_data_in_packages_part_2.html. Two parts.

Also there is an example of inter-form communication here, but it may be too clunky: http://assure.ly/qQivbm.

Good luck,

Niall

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donn44157260
Level 5
Level 5

Thanks Niall;

After reviewing the links, I do not think we will go that route.

Thanks again

Chomp