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    conditions for mandatory fields

    Asked by PeggyStinson on June 05, 2013 at 09:08 AM

    Hello Jotform Team,

    I'm a new user and really love your product. I find it to be REALLY user friendly!

    I have now looked for 30 minutes and still don't find an answer to one question: I'd like to set a condition whereby it is MANDATORY to have a certain field or amounts of fields to be completed before the submission even goes through, but I have not found that information. Is it possible?

    Peggy Stinson


    PS my URL is showing the form, but it's all written in German.

    Page URL:

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    Answered by dinesh-it on June 05, 2013 at 10:14 AM

    Hi, you can make a field mandatory by selecting that field and click Required (*) icon at the top as shown below.

    Mandatory field


    A mandatory field will have a red colored * (star) in the field name.

    Hope this solves your problem.

    Thank you.

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    Answered by PeggyStinson on June 05, 2013 at 10:43 AM

    Hi Jotform Team,

    thanks for the answer above, but it doesn't help me. Somehow, my email menu tab is missing. I have wondered where it went. The screenshot can be found here:




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    Answered by dinesh-it on June 05, 2013 at 10:52 AM

    Hi, Sorry for the inconvenience. It is not Email Field. It is the Property tab of the selected field.

    Select any of the field in your form and you can able to see the properties tab of the respective field there.

    see the below snap to clear your confusion.

    Required field


    Hope this cleared your confusion.

    Feel free to ask for further clarification.

    Thank you.