Jump to content

Conditional text if field has a value


Recommended Posts

Hi all.


I have what I think must be a very common question, but I have not been able to find an answer despite searching the forums.


When building business card variable forms, I have a couple of fields which are sometimes empty, but when there is a value in them, I require a character before them.


For example professional designations, which require a comma and a space before them. So the text reads Jon Doe, C.E.T. But of course if Jon Doe doesn't have a designation, I don't need the comma.


I'm sure this is javascript 101, but I haven't been able to find the answer. Could someone be so kind as to point me in the right direction? Thanks so much.



Link to comment
Share on other sites

If you are building this out in the Variable Text Editor you can make a simple JavaScript rule like this:


if (Field("designation").length > 0)
return ", " + Field("designation");
return "";


This checks the amount of characters in the field for the designation and adds the comma. If there are none then it returns nothing. Then you can simply add the rule after the name field in the Variable Text Editor.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thank you so much.


Of course minutes after I posted this I stumbled upon the variable text editor and I am now working at this very thing.


Thanks again for your prompt reply. It's much appreciated.


ETA: And it's working brilliantly. Thanks again!

Edited by MeeshKB
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...