The main input field of the Spreadsheet to Form widget does not allow it to be Required

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    GRowley1
    Asked on December 06, 2017 at 11:32 AM

    The main input field in this widget does not allow it to be "required". I also use a program to scan into fields, and it will not scan into this field, but the scan values go into the next field in line. Please let me know if there is a problem with the widget, and if it will be corrected very soon.  

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    Kevin_G
    Answered on December 06, 2017 at 12:35 PM

    Please note that the widget only serves to fill the data in the fields, the widget will not actually capture any data so this is why it cannot be required and it's not included on the submissions as the other fields. 

    I do not think this is a glitch since the widget seems to have been developed like this. 

    You may however let us know how you would like the widget to behave and we will be glad to open a feature request, although it may take some time, we would keep you updated via this thread. 

    Let us know. 

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    GRowley1
    Answered on December 06, 2017 at 02:06 PM

    I don't need to capture data or have it required, but I need it to be a "text field", to be able to scan vehicle ID #'s into it.

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    Welvin
    Answered on December 06, 2017 at 03:49 PM

    Please read this guide to know how to configure the widget: https://www.jotform.com/help/442-How-to-Use-the-Spreadsheet-to-Form-Widget.

    The widget can be set as required in the properties section, see screenshot:

    The widget is a text field. It does not have any validation. I am not sure who you would like to use it, but the guide above should help.