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Hope someone can help me out here with my javascript problem.

I have a submission form (which is multi-step form, 2nd page of a form which is now a update form) which is collecting information like

project type, project name, description. It is cascading from project type -> project name -> description

Because I can't do a cascading text area for "description". I have created a virtual text field for this value hoping to copy this into the "description" text area.


I am having no luck with javscript which I have modify from what i found on this forum. Can someone please help me? This is what I have came up with.


<script type="text/javascript">
    // Caspio form elements
    var description = document.getElementById('EditRecordDescription');
    var temp_description   = getElementsByName("cbParamVirtual1")[0].value;
    var caspioForm = document.getElementById('caspioform');


    // Event handler
    var Copy = function ()
        // TODO: assign value to description field
       description.innerHTML = temp_description;

document.getElementById("caspioform").onload= Copy;




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  • 4 weeks later...

I can't tell when you want the data copied based on your question, so I'll try to help, assuming you want the description copied after the user types a description.

var caspioDescriptionElement = document.getElementById('EditRecordDescription');
var formDescriptionElement = document.getElementById("cbParamVirtual1");
formDescriptionElement.onchange = function() {
   caspioDescriptionElement.value = formDescriptionElement.value;

While writing this, I noticed that you're missing a "document" before  "getElementsByName("cbParamVirtual1")[0].value; ". That might fix your code.

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