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How to default a field based on another field

karetess asked 9 years ago
I have an Extender form and I want to default one field based on the value entered in another field.  I know how to do this when the field is a calculated field, but this makes the field read only.   Can you default the value as a Short String so the user can overwrite the default?  I've looked through Dexterity functions, etc. and not finding what I'm looking for.

Thanks,
Karen
Nicole replied 9 years ago

You would want to use a Dexterity function to do this if you are on Extender Enterprise. 
It would be something similiar to the following.

If myvalue = "abc" then
call SetValue, "def", “Form”, CurrentForm, CurrentID, 1, “Column 1”;
end if;

Replacement Values: (leave the quotes around them if they are present in the script above)
myvalue – is the parameter setup for the field to evaluate
abc – is the value you want to catch to cause the setting of the second field to happen
def – is the value you want to put in second field
1 – is the column value of the field to put the data into on the window.  It would be a number 1-15
column 1 – is which column the field to populate is in.  This is either column 1 or column 2

Thanks,
Nicole


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