populate field based on selection in dropdown RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    I hope someone is able to help me with this project.

    I have 2 questions,  the first is:

    Is there a way to make it so a date picker or some other method,  allows you to only select a month? 
    For example,  you want to select 'August'

    The next question I have goes along with the first.

    Is it possible once a month has been select,  have 3 text boxes auto populate with the next 3 months names?

    Here is an example of what I've been asked to do:

    A user needs to submit a form.  
    In the datepicker/dropdown whatever method is used.   They select August

    Then elsewhere in the form,   3 text boxes auto fill with 


    user inputs data for this month:


    User inputs data for this month


    User inputs data for this month


    Anyone know how to make those fields autofill based on the month the user selected?

    Tuesday, August 30, 2011 11:33 PM

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  • OK,

    I've decided to use a dropdown for the months,  but I still cannot figure out how to update the text boxes with the next 3 months names.

    Here is what I need to happen,  on the form I have the dropdown where the user selects a month.

    There are 3 sections in the form,  once they make a select I want the text boxes to fill with the next 3 month names.

    Can you use if else/if statements in Infopath in the default value option of a field?  So do something like this

    if (dropdownfield = January)

    default value == February

    else if (dropdownfield = Februar)

    default value == March


    Or is there way to do this with an .xml file? 

    I really need help with this, and appreciate any advise anyone has.



    Friday, September 2, 2011 6:25 PM
  • I found that I can apply a rule to the drop down,  and have it set the value of a field to whatever I need it to be.

    But there has to be a more efficient way to do this,  because I'll need to have 12 rules for each text box I wanted updated.   So with 3 text boxes,  36 rules for updating on my dropdown field.   That seems crazy,  is there a better way to do this?

    Friday, September 2, 2011 8:30 PM
  • nobody has any suggestions?
    Sunday, September 4, 2011 2:15 PM
  • 360 views and not 1 reply?

    Is the method I came up with the only way to do this? 

    Tuesday, September 6, 2011 2:56 PM