Trying to preview a form with required fields without having to fill out the entire form

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    McCulley
    Asked on February 09, 2021 at 04:21 PM

    I am in the process of creating a rather lengthy form and frequently need to preview to ensure the conditions I put in are working correctly. Each time I go to preview I am having to fill out the entire form to get to the new section I actually want to preview. All of these fields must be required and I have to make the fields required as I go since this is a large form. It will be nearly impossible for me to leave the fields as not required then mark them as required once I am done. I really need a way to be able to preview the newest section I am working on without having to fill out the entire form to get there.


    I have searched this particular questions on the forums and found numerous answers, all of which do not work. One answer suggested using ?ignoreValidation=true in the URL, however I am unable to make this work. Another suggestion was to use the "fill form" option on the preview page, however my required fields are taking photos, yes/no questions with conditional logic, etc. and this option is not working.

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    Sonnyfer
    Answered on February 09, 2021 at 07:28 PM

    Hi there - Thanks for explaining your requirement in details as well as the workaround that you already tried.

    Perhaps you may consider adding a paragraph field on your form that has something like "These are the questions coming up next". Example:

    1612916879_6023288f70eac_

    Hope this could work for you.

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    Dalton McCulley 
    Answered on February 09, 2021 at 09:47 PM

    Sonnyfer,


    I appreciate the response, however I am failing to see how that will assist in previewing certain sections of the form without filling the entire thing out? I am actually pretty confused by your response as it does not appear to have even been directed at the question I posed.

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    ashwin_d
    Answered on February 10, 2021 at 12:24 AM

    Please accept my apology for the confusion. Please note that "?ignoreValidation=true" parameter will work only with classic form layout. I did check your form, and it seems you are using cards form layout, that is the reason why the parameter is not working for you.

    Unfortunately there is no workaround to skip required fields of cards form. If you want, you can change the form layout and the following guide should help you: https://www.jotform.com/help/493-how-to-change-the-form-layout

    Hope this helps.

    Do get back to us if you have any questions.