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I'm trying to create separate output files based on a field value. Actually...Part of a field value. They only way I've been able to get this to work is by creating an additional field in the datafile.



I am trying to use the first character in the Field "endorse" so I created this variable.


var tray =(Field("endorse").charAt(0));




Here is where it obviously doesn't work because "tray" is a var not a Field.

if (FieldChanged("tray"))


FusionPro.Composition.OpenNewOutputFile(("Trays-") + tray) + ".pdf"







Created a new Field called "Trays" and sure enough I get exactly what I want...several different output files ready to print. Problem is...I need to be able to do this Without creating the new Field "Trays" in the datafile.





This one works fine but I needed to make a new Field in the datafile to get it to work.


var tray =(Field("endorse").charAt(0));


if (FieldChanged("Trays"))


FusionPro.Composition.OpenNewOutputFile(("Trays-") + tray) + ".pdf"




Any help would be much appreciated!!! Thanks



FYI I'm using FP 11.2.1 with Acrobat DC 2020.013 on Mac OS 10.7.2 Catalina.

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