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Checkboxes/ Radio Buttons to allow multiple selections, but if "other" is checked,..

I need help doing the folloiwng: I am creating a form in Livecycle Designer and I have a section in the form where I users should be able to select all that apply, but if they select "Unknown", then none of the other boxes in that section should be able to be selected - and vice versa.
Example:
Affected Product Type: - boxes - glasses - bottles - paper - unknown

The user should be able to select all of the types that apply, and if any of the product types are selected, then unknown will be unchecked, but if "unknown" is checked, then none of the other types will be selected.

Can someone explain the best way to do this?


deb strouf 926 days ago


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You need to use check boxes, and then place scripts on the click events of all the check boxes to control the action.

The unknown button turns the others off.

cbBoxes.rawValue = 0;
cbGlass.rawValue = 0;
cbBottle.rawValue = 0;
cbPaper.rawValue = 0;

All the other buttons turn Unknown off

cbUnknown.rawValue = 0;



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Thom Parker answered 926 days ago  |   Comments (2)  |  New Comment

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Thank you for the info, but I am still unable to get this working. Any additional pointers you have or could you possibly email me a sample file that works for you.

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This is actually pretty simple scripting. I think you just needt to learn a bit more about JS in LiveCycle.
Watch this video:
https://adobechats.adobeconnect.com/_a200985228/p87746471/?launcher=false&fcsContent=true&pbMode=normal

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