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Conditional Required Fields

akauf123-SrePcc
Level 3
Level 3

Is it possible to have conditional required fields. As in if a certain box is selected, certain fields will become required. Take a look at this example if this needs clarification. In this example, the left 3 text boxes are required. If I check the middle checkbox, can I make it so the 3 text fields in the middle now become required as well. Furthermore, if I check off the 3rd check box (rightmost one), can I make all of the text boxes as required fields. Thanks!

example1.GIF

18 Replies
Raghu_Nagireddy
Level 6
Level 6

depending on the check box value on the required event can change the mandatory property for a field.

TextField.mandatory = "error"; - to make mandatory

TextField.mandatory = "disabled"; - to make optional

RAGHU.

ACE2020
Level 3
Level 3

Im not sure how to make it conditional. but you could just make them visible if each box is checked and have them required too

akauf123-SrePcc
Level 3
Level 3

Thanks Raghu. Another quick question, am I missing something here, or is there no way to attach a sample PDF to a post? I was able to do it a cpl of weeks ago. I will try to implement your answer into my PDF, and hopefully it will work. I'll re-post if I am having any futher problems. Thanks again Raghu

Raghu_Nagireddy
Level 6
Level 6

Attachments feature got disabled in the forum.

akauf123-SrePcc
Level 3
Level 3

Hey Raghu, having a problem with writing the scripts. Lets say i have 2 check boxes and 2 text boxes. Name of the checkboxes and textboxes are: CheckL, TxtL, CheckR, TxtR. For this example's sake, I would like TxtL to become required when CheckL is selected, and the same for TxtR and CheckR. On value =1, off value = 0.

I'm assuming i need an If/then statement to toggle a field to be required. I have these scripts, but I'm not sure where to place them or if they are correct.

if CheckL = 1 then txtL.mandatory = "error"

if CheckR = 1 then txtR.mandatory = "error"

or

if CheckL.isnull = True then txtL.mandatory = "disabled"

if CheckR.isnull = True then txtR.mandatory = "disabled"

I have tried both, but they do not work. Can you please help me with the syntax and also where I should insert this code. Thanks!

Raghu_Nagireddy
Level 6
Level 6

Make it as javascript not formcalc

place the javascript code on the change event of the check box.

if(this.rawValue =='1')
{
TextField1.mandatory = "error";
}
else{
TextField1.mandatory = "disabled";
}

Send me ur email id i can send the sample if required.

RAGHU.

akauf123-SrePcc
Level 3
Level 3

Once again you have been a grea help, thanks a bunch. One quick syntax question:

if(this.rawValue =='1')
{
TextField1.mandatory = "error";

TextField2.mandatory = "error";

TextField3.mandatory = "error";

CheckField1.mandatory = "error";

CheckField2[0].mandatory = "error";

CheckField2[1].mandatory = "error";
}
else{

}

The conditional required fields are working for the txt boxes, but it is not working with the check boxes, they remain optionial even if click the orginal check box. I figured i was just typing it wrong, can you please advise on how i should type this. Thanks!

Raghu_Nagireddy
Level 6
Level 6

Give the diffrent name like CheckField21,CheckField22 rather CheckField2[0],CheckField2[1]. I tried and its working.

RAGHU.

akauf123-SrePcc
Level 3
Level 3

I am using radio checkboxes. As in the user can only select one of the two choices. If I change the name of checkbox[0] & checkbox[1] to checkbox0 & checkbox1, it will lose the radio checkbox functionality. Do you know of any way around this? Thanks

akauf123-SrePcc
Level 3
Level 3

I know it is possible because i was able to make my first set of radio check boxes as required, through the LiveCycle interface. Trying to reference another radiocheckbox field in the script is the problem. It doesn't return an error, but the radiocheckboxes remains unchanged. I'll keep experimenting with it, let me know if u have any luck. thanks raghu!

pguerett
Level 10
Level 10

The radioButtons (or checkboxes in your case) or in another structure called a RadioButtonList. you need to interogate that List to get or set the value that you want.

Paul

Raghu_Nagireddy
Level 6
Level 6

RadioButtonList.mandatory = "error"; - with this we can make radiobuttonlist as mandatory, but its not making the red color border as other fields are getting. so i placed another line of code to make the radio button list as red.

RadioButtonList.border.edge.color.value = "225,0,0";

in the else block make radio button list group as to normal color.

RadioButtonList.mandatory = "disabled";
RadioButtonList.border.edge.color.value = "0,0,0";

we need to write code for radio button group only, it will aply for both fields in side the group.

RAGHU.

akauf123-SrePcc
Level 3
Level 3

I added those lines, but still no luck. Perhaps I am inserting them into the wrong spot, where should i insert the code? If it helps, the field name for the radiocheckbox is "Gender"... So I have Gender[0] & Gender[1].

Raghu_Nagireddy
Level 6
Level 6

Hope You have the code on the check box change event, which decides the need of required or not.

if(this.rawValue =='1')
{
TextField1.mandatory = "error";

TextField2.mandatory = "error";

TextField3.mandatory = "error";

Gender.mandatory = "error";

Gender.border.edge.color.value = "225,0,0";

}
else{

TextField1.mandatory = "disabled";

TextField2.mandatory = "disabled";

TextField3.mandatory = "disabled";

Gender.mandatory = "disabled";

Gender.border.edge.color.value = "0,0,0";

}

If you have facing any problem send me ur form to raghu.nagireddy@gmail.com if possible, If need sample give me ur email id so that i can post the form.

RAGHU.

pinechick
Level 3
Level 3

Hi Raghu,

I've incorporated the javascript into the calculate event of my textbox.

It works perfectly.

However, in the textbox, I have the text 'error' written automatically into the validated boxes. Is there a way to remove this text?

Raghu_Nagireddy
Level 6
Level 6

Sorry, I could not get ur exact problem, Could you please explain with more details or email the form at raghu.nagireddy@gmail.com if possible.

-Raghu.

balaji_gurumur1
Level 2
Level 2

I think you could have written TextField1.rawValue instead of TextField1.mandatory so that you are getting the value 'error'.

What you need to do is just place the following script in the Click event of the checkbox.

if(this.rawValue =='1')
{
TextField1.mandatory = "error";

TextField2.mandatory = "error";

TextField3.mandatory = "error";

Gender.mandatory = "error";

Gender.border.edge.color.value = "225,0,0";

}
else{

TextField1.mandatory = "disabled";

TextField2.mandatory = "disabled";

TextField3.mandatory = "disabled";

Gender.mandatory = "disabled";

Gender.border.edge.color.value = "0,0,0";

}

Make sure your script is without any errors. Try this out.

Thanks.

Balaji

gretchenhs42
Level 3
Level 3

How can I say if Checkbox=1, then 1 of the 3 checkboxes under it is required?

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So if BP1003 is checked then all of the EC_C1C2 and it's underlings are all =0

But 1 of the 3 of the under BP1003 are required.

if(EQ_BP1003.rawValue =='1')

{

  EC_C1C2.rawValue=0;

  EC_1.rawValue=0;

  EC_2.rawValue=0;

  EC_3.rawValue=0;

  BP_1.mandatory="error" or BP_2.mandatory="error" or BP_3.mandatory="error";

}

I'm not sure what to put in the or place. 

Thanks