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Topic: Re: How to left pad with zeroes a field?
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 57354
From: prodok
Date: 5/29/2002 05:25 PM


must your application work with Acrobat 4, or can it be restricted to
Acrobat 5?

In the latter case, you now have a new valueAsString Field Object
property. So, instead of the value, you use valueAsString. However,
as said, this is new with Acrobat 5 and is not understood by Acrobat

The more general workaround is to add a character which is not part
of the set used by JavaScript to interpret the input as number. The
most obvious is the space. So, you would, for example, make a
Keystroke event which does add a space at Commit time
(event.willCommit == true). This forces the type of the field to a
string, and will keep your preceding or trailing zeroes where they

Hope, this can help.

Max Wyss
PRODOK Engineering
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>In my Acrobat application I have defined a field "Field01" as
>non-numeric format.
>When I fill in only number digits (i.e. "0123") and execute the
>command "var Field01 = this.getField("Field01");" in a custom script
>action on mouse down, the value returned is without the left zeroes;
>more, if I save this field and its value as global value in glob.js
>file, the value is treated as numeric and not like string (123).
>How can I do to save the value as string and with its left zeroes?
>("0123" instead of 123).

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