I’m just feeling really stupid here, @Mevi. I’ve been trying to figure exactly what is connected to what and where over the weekend – when I have time to actually work on the web app! So I’m going to skip the comment text as you have in your screenshot and go straight for a counter function like this:
Regarding “0/350”, the first “0” it it’s own text component, the dynamic number that counts up for each character in the “Ask a question” multiline text input. The “/350” is just a static text field positioned next to it to allow the user to compare the number of typed characters to the max permitted on the fly. I’ve set a page variable for the “0” counter and I’m assuming the variable type should be
number. I’ve also connected the “0” to that character_counter variable I made.
What I don’t understand is the backend logic here. What does your logic flow (if any) look like for the two respective components? How exactly were your variables connected, if you don’t mind sharing. Specifically, where is the connection between the input component and the page variable which then allows your
length formula to calculate the number of characters typed to display below?
I’d really appreciate if you could help me wrap my head around that!