1 Reply Latest reply on May 20, 2017 9:54 AM by gkaiseril

    Export Value from Drop Down Menu

    Shekharmine Level 1



      in above picture there is a drop down menu with 5 menu items and a text field


      what is need is:


      when "Item 1" is selected then textbox1.text = "name 1"

      when "Item 2" is selected then textbox1.text = "name 2"

      when "Item 3" is selected then textbox1.text = "name 3"

      when "Item 4" is selected then textbox1.text = "name 4"

      when "Item 5" is selected then textbox1.text = "name 5"


      i want to control the textbox text from drop down menu item.


      I need javascript for this.



        • 1. Re: Export Value from Drop Down Menu
          gkaiseril MVP & Adobe Community Professional

          There are a number of ways to accomplish this.


          The simplest is to create the dropdown box and then enter the values for the "Item" and the "Export Value" for that item. I would make sure the "Commit the selected value immediately" is checked. Then Select the "Format" tab and select the "Custom" option for the format. In the "Custom key stroke" enter the following script:


          if(event.willCommit == false)


          this.getField("Text1").value = event.changeEx;



          "Text1" is assumed to be the name of the text field you want to place the selected item's export value into.