1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 18, 2011 11:28 AM by Cronwel

    Disable field until previous field completed

    JennDachowski

      I have a form that has all required fields however I don't want the person completing the form to be able to tab to the next field until the field is completed. Is this possible and if so... how? Thanks in advance.

        • 1. Re: Disable field until previous field completed
          Cronwel

          There is a solution dependin on the type of field you have. Most fields will have this type of option. I'll use an example of a Text Field called "Company"

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          1. Find Tab-In the Object Library on the right hand side (or whereever you have it placed), you'll have the following tabs associated with  a text field:

          - Object

          - Layout

          - Border

          - Accessibility

           

          GO TO OBJECT TAB

           

          2. Object Tab-Value- When you highlight the object tab, you'll see the 3 following tabs:

          - Field

          - Value

          - Binding

           

          GO TO VALUE TAB

           

          3. Type Drop-Down Menu- You'll have a few items in this tab:

          - Type

          - Default

          - Empty Message

          - Validation Pattern (Button)

          - Validation Pattern Message

          - Validation Script Message

           

          PICK USER ENTERED - REQUIRED from the type drop-down menu.

           

           

          Although you have no contrl over what is typed in the blank it will require that they fill in the field. Another aspect that helps control the flow of the form is to ensure the Tab Order goes in the right direction from blank to blank. Please let me know if this helps.