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I have a submission form with a text field (AddNote) and a text area (Notes) that is 'Display Only" in the form.

I need JS that will take an entry in the AddNote field and add it to entries already in the Notes text area upon submitting the form.

My attempts all lead to the text field entry replacing the pre-existing text area data.

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Hi @RickManolo,

Well, for me the easiest way to do this is to use a Virtual field to display "Notes" and make an actual field "Notes" as hidden.

I assume that you use Single Record Update or Details Datapage. 

If the answer for above is yes, you can use the following JS code to concat existing Note with AddNote input after Update of the record.

<script type="text/javascript">
document.addEventListener('BeforeFormSubmit', function (event) {

        let target = document.querySelector('[id*="EditRecordNotes"]');
        let n_notes = document.querySelector('input[id*="EditRecordAdd_Note"]').value;
        let o_notes = document.querySelector('input[name*="cbParamVirtual1"]').value;

        target.value = o_notes + n_notes;


Change the name of the fields if necessary, and also make sure you disable HTML editor prior to pasting the code.

Hope this helps.





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