Can I stop users from submitting blank forms?

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    Asked on July 03, 2011 at 10:49 AM

    I have a form that has some parts that require a response and I have set that part up properly. But sometimes I get blank forms submitted and I can't figure out how to stop users from doing that. Any ideas?

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    Answered on July 03, 2011 at 11:12 AM


    Is the form being used as stand-alone or is it embedded in a webpage? If it is embedded in a webpage, you might want to use iframe codes instead of the default embed codes. The default embed codes uses JavaScript to display the entire form. If your page has many other different scripts, it might cause a conflict with the Jotform script. This is in turn would sometimes render the validation features non-functional.

    To get your form's iframe codes:

    1.  Go to Setup & Embed tab
    2.  Click Embed Form
    3.  Click iFrame

    4.  Copy the codes provided in the succeeding screen


    If you are using the stand-alone form, it is most likely that the user who submitted the blank response doesn't have JavaScript enabled in his browser. For your information, the special functions of the form such as Conditions, form field validation, etc are made possible by JavaScript.

    If a person opts to turn JavaScript off in his browser, he will be able to submit blank responses on your form. In this case, there is nothing else we can do about it. We don't have any control over the user's browser. The best thing that you can do is to have your form accept unique submissions only to prevent spam.

    Please visit this link to learn more about that - Unique Submissions