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I have a calculation field that uses length(text) function to display the character count from a text field. But this calculation is only done when you go to another field. My question is what function do I use (or how do I script) so that the the user can see how many characters they have typed in a particular field before proceeding.

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Dave

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You must exit the field for a calculation (any calculation) to display its results. If your Users don't understand 'de-selecting' (clicking on blank space on layout - clicking outside the field or tabbing from the field) or entering another field first, you might consider putting a button next to the field with "Display count" which they could click. Of course it would simply contain an Exit Record/Request or Go To Field[] but it would avoid confusion I suppose. I don't believe a plugin would even help you here because even they require an action (tabbing from the field) in which to execute a script.

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