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    How do I make a form field Mandatory to complete before continuing with the form?

    Asked by wyattdesigns on December 30, 2016 at 03:54 PM

    Hi. I have a form and I want to make it to where the first form field must be selected before moving on with the rest of the form. How do I do that?

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    Answered by liyam on December 30, 2016 at 10:17 PM


    You can set the field as required in order for the person filling up the form to make a selection or enter information in it

    Next, set a condition on that field where the information filled up on it will be the factor to show or hide fields of the other fields. This will give an action which will make users fill up a certain field before moving on to the next. You can refer to this guide for more information on using conditions: https://www.jotform.com/help/316-How-to-Show-or-Hide-Fields-Base-on-User-s-Answer 

    But if you have a certain process in mind, which my suggestion would not seem to fit, it would be great if you can share with us the link to the form you are working on and let us know of the specific fields and the certain process that you are trying to accomplish.