Posts in Category "FormCalc"

FormCalc Expressions (Foreach)

A couple of weeks ago, I started a series of posts on FormCalc Expressions. The first ones I convered were the “If and For expressions”:http://blogs.adobe.com/formbuilder/2006/09/formcalc_expressions_if_and_for.html. This time, I thought I would explain the Foreach expression.

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FormCalc Expressions (If and For)

In Designer, you can write scripts using one of two languages: FormCalc and JavaScript. If you’re like me, you’re more familiar with JavaScript because it’s very similar to Java and JScript syntax but when it comes to FormCalc, you’re lost. Well, not completely but you find it very difficult to find documentation on the syntax for loops (like While, For, etc.) which are sometimes essential. Maybe you fall-back on JavaScript in those times but, on average, *FormCalc scripts execute much faster* than JavaScript scripts so why not harness that performance in our forms?

In this post, I’ll explain the syntax of the *If* and *For* expressions in FormCalc. Those of you familiar with Visual Basic or VBScript will likely find this more familiar than the equivalent JavaScript syntax (while I’ll include for comparison however this isn’t a post on JavaScript syntax). In future posts, I’ll add to this collection by discussing the syntax for *While* and *ForEach* loops.

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