Hi guys. I’m fairly newbie at this, so be easy on me.
What I’m trying to do is have multiple “Lists” of names and prices that adobe can pull up from a database (I guess?), and then populate the appropriate form fields, using the specified “List” and a selected “Number” which would correspond to a name and price on that specified “List”.
1. Select List #1
2. Type in Code 150
- (the values need to be typed, for speed reasons)
3. Name & Price Filled In
I'm a newbie so I really need a code sample to figure this out! Thanks!
Part 2. This relates to the above, but is much easier to do I think. So once I have the fields filed in for the name and prices, is it possible to add the values into another field with a Button click?
You can do most of that. I say most because it depends on exactly what you want to do with the database stuff and dropdowns (combo boxes) don't behave exactly like you describe.
Regarding the database, do you want to populate the dropdown lists before you distribute the form to users, or do you want to dynamically populate the lists at the time a user is working with the form? The latter will be tough, especially if it needs to work with Reader.
When you enter characters when a non-editable dropdown has the focus, characters don't accumulate, so that if you were to type "15" as in your example, after "1" it would select the "120" item, and when you pressed "5" you would here a tone, indicating there is not an item starting with 5, and the "120" item would remain selected. If you were to type another 1, the next item beginning with 1 (140) would be selected, and so on.