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    Can the error message be changed for a particular field?

    Asked by andrewgreaney on October 09, 2012 at 02:53 PM

    For a Full Name section, if you only enter the First Name, the error message points at that field and says it is required.

    Is there any way to change the message for that particular section?

    I would like to change it to "Both fields are required", but all text boxes receive this message if there's an error.

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    Answered by moonzkie on October 09, 2012 at 03:17 PM
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    Answered by Andrew on October 09, 2012 at 04:20 PM

    Thanks for the reply, but I don't see how that helps.

    I only want to change the error message for the Full Name section.

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    Answered by moonzkie on October 09, 2012 at 04:32 PM

    Sorry about the confusion. However, changing an error for just a single field is not possible.

    Thank you.

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    Answered by guest_22826032662046 on October 09, 2012 at 05:22 PM

    So, can anything be done about the error message pointing to the First Name field even though it has been filled in?

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    Answered by NeilVicente on October 09, 2012 at 05:33 PM

    By injecting custom CSS, you can either hide the arrow or have it point to the distance between the first name and last name sub-fields.

    To hide:

    #cid_9 .form-error-arrow {
    To move:
    #cid_9 .form-error-arrow {
        left70px !important;
    Adjust the value of left to suit your requirement. Hope this helps!
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    Answered by guest_22813937837060 on October 09, 2012 at 06:35 PM

    Thanks, it's not a great solution though.

    I decided to just use a single textfield instead. It makes more sense.