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Custom Forms - Add Validation



Description - Add the ability to create validation rules (As a Sys Admin) using Regular Expressions or some other validation technology.


Why is this feature important to you -  Ensures you are getting correctly typed data


How would you like the feature to work - Whether the field is required or not, have a validation rule field that allows regex formulas to validate if the value entered is acceptable as a response.


Current Behaviour - No validation other than required or not is available.


It would be handy to be able to do some basic validation on the custom forms, e.g. character count. It would also be helpful to show calculated fields based on what the requester enters before the form is submitted. And for extra points validate the calculated data before submission.


Level 3


Having the calculated fields update in real-time would be incredibly helpful. There are items now that I have to show on a custom form by toggling the visibility of 100+ custom text fields when a simple calculation would do it. AND save a lot of time.

We would really like to see the intake forms have validation before submit too.

Just one example: we need to calculate possible delivery date based on a work type, today's date + 1 day for review, and work days (minus weekends/holidays). The requestors often ask for things well before a date that the team can deliver. And depending on the result, the request could be marked as a "rush" job and the requestor would know right away that they are out of our Service Level Agreement (SLA).


Level 2


Along the same lines as Sarah's reasoning, in our situation we have different types of events on offer with different pricetags that sometimes include a passed-on participation fee. Users have been able to see the calculation prior to submission in another software for the last 7 years. Some may view our switch to Workfront to something that's less intuitive when this pre-calculation feature falls by the wayside.

It is high time we include field validation in Workfront we could restrict users from inputting certain type of data/numerals. It makes data governance easier if validations are in place.


Level 4


Per my stakeholders, it would be good to know what methods of validation will be allowed (specifically will it allow for pattern matching / Regex). If it's simply character limits / text / number / email address that may be a bit limiting.