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    How do i create email validation

    Asked by gavnamu on July 14, 2011 at 01:54 AM

    I have two email address and want to make sure that they are similar after entry

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by NeilVicente on July 14, 2011 at 02:20 AM


    Unfortunately, this is not possible within Jotform. A similar question has been raised before, and was answered by our higher ups. According to them, Jotform has no plans of implementing such a feature.

    Jotform is not supposed to be used as a tool for creating member registration/login forms, that is why email validation, as well as password validation, will never be included in our software.

    You can implement such a function yourself by adding custom JavaScript to the form's source code. Follow the instructions below to get your form's source code. As for the custom JavaScript for the validation function, that I cannot help with anymore. I suggest you try searching the web for one.

    To get your form's source codes:

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

    4.  Copy the codes provided in the succeeding screen

    Hope I was able to shed some light on your question. Feel free to search or ask around the forum if you have other queries or concerns.


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    Answered by Konstantin Monastyrsky on September 10, 2011 at 08:22 PM

    I hope your principals will reconsider this unfortunate decision (i.e. not provide e-mail entry validation), or, even better, a real-time validation, because:

    (a) The absolute majority of your clients are using JotForm to create a Contact Us form;

    (b) When e-mail is incorrect, a person who entered is more likely to blame recipients for bad customer service than him/herself for erroneous entry;

    (c) It is such a simple function to implement on your end...

    As far as the decision of not providing the validation edit fields, such as passwords fields -- that position is perfectly reasonable.

    Thank you for providing such a phenomenally great utility. Hope it will continue to evolve, refine, and amaze in its depth and simplicity.

    Konstantin Monastyrsky

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    Answered by brx250 on September 10, 2011 at 11:03 PM

    Hi there,

    I do see how this feature could be useful, and you absolutely have a point there. I will try to submit this to our feature request list for our administrators to reconsider the said feature prior to the reasons given above. For the mean time, the best solution that i can suggest other than editing the full source code, is to use JotForm's Sub Label, Hint Example, and Hover Text.

    This way, you'll still get your users double check everything, and you'll not get blamed for any misconceptions.

    Hope this helps. 

    Thank you for using JotForm.


    Albert | JotForm Support

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by abajan on March 01, 2012 at 09:25 PM

    @gavnamu and Konstantin

    You'll be pleased to know that there's now an option available in the form builder to add a "Confirm Email" field. Please see emrew86's post here.