QuickCapture input mask

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02-15-2021 02:13 PM
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DEI
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Hi. I'm trying set up a button user input to automatically include a prefix based on a category by applying an input mask. For example, a sign would start with "SI", hydrant with "HY", etc. I think I'm running in to trouble when using characters that are defined under the input masks help section here. Can anyone please offer a work around?

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JamieLambert
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Hi @DEI,

Try this for special characters:

\HY >a!aaaaaaaaaaaa for a space between text or \HY->a!aaaaaaaaaaaa to add a '-', etc.

And so on for each button. Not sure how many characters (a) you need, but \ will escape the special characters. This will also make the first character upper case (>a!).

When the text input pops up on button push, just start typing. You don't need to move the cursor to the end of the string.

Cheers,

Jamie.

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JamieLambert
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Hi @DEI,

Try this for special characters:

\HY >a!aaaaaaaaaaaa for a space between text or \HY->a!aaaaaaaaaaaa to add a '-', etc.

And so on for each button. Not sure how many characters (a) you need, but \ will escape the special characters. This will also make the first character upper case (>a!).

When the text input pops up on button push, just start typing. You don't need to move the cursor to the end of the string.

Cheers,

Jamie.

DEI
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Thank you Jamie!

That worked perfectly!

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