Check for empty data entry field Follow

Christopher Purl

I'm having an issue checking the data for text input fields in the data entry page as they relate to the actual label.

Like, I have a text input field called TagNumberInput

but if I say

If Format.Objects("TagNumberInput").Value = "" then

It gives me an error and says that that operation is not available.
Am just using improper syntax, or is there a different way entirely to access the text input fields to make determinations for data entry values?


Pete Thane
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Hi Christopher,

I believe it is you are calling the Object and not the Named sub-string.

Here is my VB which populates a text string after a Data Entry/Prompt value has been entered


Value = "Hello"
If Format.NamedSubStrings("TagNumberInput").Value = "" then
Value = "Nowt there"
else Value = "Summat there"
end if

Value = Value


This is set as an Event Controlled Script > Post Prompt so that it is processed after the value has been entered into the TagNumberInput text field.


Christopher Purl
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Thank you for your reply!

Didn't realize I needed to bridge the template data with the label output by using a named data source.

That looks like it solved it!

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