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LiveCycle/Acrobat not checking for required fields before validation... help!


Level 3

I am working on LiveCycle Designer ES4 on a dynamic form linked to a XSD database. I have setup a couple required fields via the Object panel option ("user entered - required").

When testing the form in the LiveCycle PDF Preview and/or Acrobat/Reader shows a fail in the required fields validation.

  • While the fields are empty I can tab from one required field to another and no alerts pop-up
  • Required fields still empty and I hit the submit button and again no alerts, plus the submission completes (via e-mail at this stage)

Am I missing a setting somewhere that is preventing the validation to run at submission?

Should I be using JavaScript to do validation instead of the built-in options in the Object panel?

Note: not sure if this is relevant but the File / Form Properties / Form Validation settings are also a fail. No matter what I customize there nothing works. I ended up forcing the default required field highlighting via JavaScript in the form:ready event.

2 Replies


Level 1

I just had a similar issue where required radio buttons were blocking the validation of the rest of the required fields.  Under Form Properties > Defaults try setting the target version to 9.1 and see if that resolves your issue.


Level 3

That change did help trigger the native form validation on required fields. However it applied it to the wrong field! Go figure.
In any I won't be able to work on 9.1 - the functions required by the form would need to be in version 10 or 11.

Thanks a lot for the feedback!