Hi, I have a very simple form with a some fields the user should capture.
The first field is folio number, that should be filled automatically when the user opens the form, with the last used folio number plus 1. The next number available.
I have been reading a lot of documentation but don´t know how should I do this calculation so that if someone opens the form now he gets number 1, the next person gets number 2, and so on.
Can someone tell me which should be the easiest and more efficient way do to this?
Thanks a lot!
Have never done that before, but here are my initial thoughts on the topic:
Suggestions: (reader extension/acrobat required)
1) Call an external data source
2) If the PDF is in the same place/pc all the time and will only be used from there, make it call a local flat file
3) Maybe use the Date/Time/User as your unique number (if it doesn't need to increment by 1, but just something unique and identifiable)
4) If the PDF is in the same place/pc all the time and will only be used from there.... use Global Folder level script - create a global variable
There is no simple answer, It is possible in Acrobat to create a 'subscribed' 'global' field that will update when anothre PDF form is opened, but this will only work on a local computer drive or network drive not on a web server. Then you can connect to a database and keep the control value there.