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Use Data Entry Form to Validate Item on Label

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    Laura Vela
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    Hello Abby,

    Thank you for your message.

    I think this is something that could be achieved with Form Actions (available in v2019 and v2021).

    For example, with the following two Named Data sources (one will be linked to the Form, the other one contains the value against we are going to compare our entered data):

     

    By right-clicking on the form we can access the form properties and the new Actions menu:

     

    Here we can define a condition for our Print Action so that only it is executed when the Named Data Source 'letter' is equal to the Named Data Source 'form'.

    * Note that the actions automatically recognize the Named Data sources on the document as action variables and thus, display them in variable format (with the %, for example %letter%)

     

    The same way we could even include a Message action so that a custom dialog is displayed to explain the behavior:

     

    I hope this helps!

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    Abby Rauscher

    This is sort of helpful, but unfortunately I keep getting errors, because I do not want 2 letters on the label. I also don't want to form to input the data onto the label. 

    What I am hoping to achieve is the person that is printing off the label will enter in the rev they are told, into the form, which will then verify if it matches with the rev on the label. If it doesn't match it will provide an error message and won't print. I have attached a picture of an example

     

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    Peter Thane

    Looking at Laura's stuff you dont need to print both fields. If you drag the field the operator types in the Rev letter to off the side of the label it will not be printed but the Actions will still be carried out

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