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Check if radio button is required


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I am trying to parse through all the fields on the form and see if its reqd and filled. If its reqd but not filled , show an error message. I am able to do so for text fields and drop downs but not for radio buttons.

I tried checking if its a subform and combing in a loop to see if the fields are filled. Is there any reason why radio buttons could not be checked that ways. I tried specifying "exclGroup" or "subform". It still doesnt catch it.

Here is the code I am using:

function checkFields(oNode)


var flag =0;

if (oNode.className == "exclGroup" || oNode.className == "subform")


for (var i = 0; i < oNode.nodes.length; i++)


var oChildNode = oNode.nodes.item(i);

if(oChildNode.validate.nullTest == "error" && oChildNode.rawValue == null)

{"Please specify the " + oChildNode.resolveNode("caption.value.#text").value + ".");

var str = "xfa.form.form1.pg1."+;;

flag = 1;





if(flag ==0)

return true;

return false;


Thanks for your hlep.

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Ok I got this..I was just checking for null to see if it is empty I needed to do

if(oChildNode.validate.nullTest == "error" && oChildNode.rawValue == null || oChildNode.rawValue == "" )

But in the message box I am not able to display the radio Button's caption. I use:"Please specify the" + oChildNode.resolveNode("caption.value.#text").value + ".");

It displays only "Please specify the."

My radioButton List is named Choice with Yes and No as radio Buttons. I guess it is looking for caption of Choice, rather than Yes/No. It is setting the focus correctly though.

Could any one please tell as to how to get the captions of the radio buttons.



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Hi Shweta,

It would be very helpful to us if you could post the function call for this solution. What object are you passing as a parameter? Of course it would be even better if you could attach an example of the solution.

Thanks in advance,



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Hi again!

The problem is solved, we just needed to pass the page instead of the form.