13 Replies Latest reply on Apr 6, 2010 10:43 AM by x808xs

    Multiple Drop-down Lists with same content

    x808xs Level 1

      Hello my friends, i have multiple drop-down lists that are the same in content, i have added them all to every drop-down list i have (30 pcs), but now the filesize is getting too big, so i'm wondering is there a way to make only 1 list and use that in all of my drop-down lists?

       

      To specify: the list is only text-strings, nothing more. And also the list should be inside the forms (no external database)

       

      Help much appreciated, thanx : =)

        • 1. Re: Multiple Drop-down Lists with same content
          $Nith$ Level 4

          You can do this.

           

          Keep your master drop-down with data and others with empty data.

           

          On docReady event for the form, fill the other drop-down by reading the data from the master drop-down.

           

          Make sense?

           

          Nith

           

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          • 2. Re: Multiple Drop-down Lists with same content
            x808xs Level 1

            Problem is that i don't know how to use/write docReady script?

             

            Also i already have change*-event on the Drop-Down List.

            • 3. Re: Multiple Drop-down Lists with same content
              $Nith$ Level 4

              Can you share your form with me to help you on this?

               

              Nith

               

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              • 4. Re: Multiple Drop-down Lists with same content
                x808xs Level 1

                Here is the attached testpage.

                 

                The change* javascript divides the textstring on the dropdownlist to 2 different fields (to the 1st and the 3rd)

                • 5. Re: Multiple Drop-down Lists with same content
                  x808xs Level 1

                  Any help with this one?

                  • 6. Re: Multiple Drop-down Lists with same content
                    Kevin Cavallo Level 4

                    Yes, but you might want to give us a clue about what your overall form will look like.  It looks like you'll want more rows like this, and in that case there is probably a better way to attack this than simply repeating the same code and fields over and over.  Using a table where you can define the row once, and then add as many instances as needed is cleaner.  Have you looked at the purchase order samples at http://help.adobe.com/en_US/livecycle/9.0/samples/lc_sample_selfpaced.html ?

                     

                    Filling in multiple dropdown lists with the same data using a common script is not that complicated, and we can address that after you decide how to architect the rest of the form.

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                    • 7. Re: Multiple Drop-down Lists with same content
                      x808xs Level 1

                      This is not a very complicated form, no outside databases etc.

                       

                      Only thing I need is the 30 dropdown-lists to be filled with the same information, nothing more.

                       

                      User selects the product from the drop-down list, the 1st and the 3rd fields are automatically copied from the drop-down list textString (selected value).

                       

                      So, the architecture of the form is very basic.

                      • 8. Re: Multiple Drop-down Lists with same content
                        Kevin Cavallo Level 4

                        Alrighty then. The forum won't let me upload files right now, so here's what to do using your example:

                         

                        1. In the form hierarchy, right-click on the "form1" object and select "Insert Script Object" from the menu.
                        2. Rename the new script object to "Scripts".
                        3. Paste the following code into the Scripts object (there won't be an event to select):

                         

                        var ProductArray = new Array (

                            "Product1 | 0127481 | 4 pcs | 1 | 27.10",

                            "Product2 | 0127482 | 5 pcs | 2 | 28.20",

                            "Product3 | 0127483 | 6 pcs | 3 | 29.30"

                            );

                         

                        function PopulateProductDropdown (ddlList)

                        {

                            var numProducts = ProductArray.length;

                            for ( var cnt = 0; cnt < numProducts; cnt++ )

                                {

                                ddlList.addItem(ProductArray[cnt]);

                                }

                        }

                         

                         

                          4. In each of the dropdown list object's Initialize event, paste the following code:

                         

                             form1.variables.Scripts.PopulateProductDropdown this);

                         

                         

                         

                         

                        That's it.  You won't need to add any list items to each of the dropdown list object, and you can remove the ones that are there for the first dropdown list.  Add any new products to ProductArray, following the syntax of the ones there.  Make sure you don't have a comma after the last one in the array.

                         

                         

                         

                        • 9. Re: Multiple Drop-down Lists with same content
                          x808xs Level 1

                          Can't get the code working, any way to send a samplefile?

                          • 10. Re: Multiple Drop-down Lists with same content
                            Kevin Cavallo Level 4

                            Not yet; Adobe still has file uploads blocked, unless you send me a private message with an email address.

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                            • 11. Re: Multiple Drop-down Lists with same content
                              PhyllisCaro2010 Level 1

                              Can't get the code working either. I sure can use this. Can you email it tome?

                              dey2009@aol.com

                              • 13. Re: Multiple Drop-down Lists with same content
                                x808xs Level 1

                                Hello again, continuing the same project.

                                 

                                I got the file ready, but the filesize didn't drop, the size i pretty much the same as it would be when all of the dropdown-lists has been entered individually,

                                does anybody know how the filesize could be reduced?

                                 

                                Thank  : )