
1. Re: Adobe DC  Simplified field notation won't accept mathematical operation.
try67 Jul 20, 2016 1:51 AM (in response to pjdesmond60)Try putting a space between the values and the operator. If that doesn't work just use a custom calculation script:
event.value = Number(this.getField("GrandTotal").value) / 488;

2. Re: Adobe DC  Simplified field notation won't accept mathematical operation.
pjdesmond60 Jul 20, 2016 2:20 AM (in response to try67)Try67: Thank you for your response. I tried your suggestion but I got the same result. I also got the same result when I tried to enter anything into the custom calculation box. Fortunately, Adobe DC crashed. When I restarted it and brought in the form I was editing, the Simplified field notation accepted my simple equation "GrandTotal/488" (without the quotes) and everything worked the way it supposed to.
I should have figured (based on multiple digital experiences) that a lot of problems are solved by rebooting, powercycling, shutdown and restart, etc., ad nauseum. I call it "defibrillating"; or, using the defibrillation technique.
Thanks again!

3. Re: Adobe DC  Simplified field notation won't accept mathematical operation.
try67 Jul 20, 2016 2:24 AM (in response to pjdesmond60)Many times such problems can also be solved by deleting the field, saving and closing the file, and then reopening it and readding the field...

4. Re: Adobe DC  Simplified field notation won't accept mathematical operation.
pjdesmond60 Jul 20, 2016 2:27 AM (in response to try67)Good to know! Thanks.

5. Re: Adobe DC  Simplified field notation won't accept mathematical operation.
pm_nb Oct 3, 2016 3:54 PM (in response to pjdesmond60)1 person found this helpfulI fought with this same problem for a while and found a bizarre workaround...
If I opened the field properties by going to the Tools Pane field list, rightclicking and selecting "Properties...", I had the same behavior as above.
But... if I accessed the field properties by doubleclicking on the field in the form, I was able to use the exact same dialog to enter the calculation.

6. Re: Adobe DC  Simplified field notation won't accept mathematical operation.
ChristaC Apr 11, 2017 3:36 PM (in response to pm_nb)Thank you so much for posting the "workaround"! I knew the Simplified Field Notation worked, because I have an old form I'd used it in. But for the life of me couldn't figure out why it didn't accept my entry this time, even though it was EXACTLY the same as the old form.
This is CERTAINLY a bug, as there is no reason the Properties field should not act the same way no matter how it was opened.
Thank you!

7. Re: Adobe DC  Simplified field notation won't accept mathematical operation.
try67 Apr 11, 2017 3:52 PM (in response to ChristaC)1 person found this helpfulYou should report it here: Feature Request/Bug Report Form

8. Re: Adobe DC  Simplified field notation won't accept mathematical operation.
ChristaC Apr 11, 2017 4:30 PM (in response to try67)Thanks! I submitted it as a Bug today.