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    Change validation message area

    Asked by Aman on August 17, 2011 at 11:26 AM

    Hi guys


    I wanted to know, at the moment when you hover off a field which does not pass validation, can the message appear above the entire form, rather than below that specific field? This is a requirement that we have.

    Your help is much appreciated.



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    JotForm Support

    Answered by NeilVicente on August 17, 2011 at 10:00 PM

    Hi Aman,

    We're sorry but this is not possible with JotForm.  What you can do instead is to remove these error warnings by injecting custom css. The submit button will display a warning anyway in the event that a field is missed, or does not pass the validation.

    Take a look at this sample form to see what I mean: https://www.jotform.com/form/12284616564

    This is the css code that should be injected to remove the field warnings:

    .form-line-error {
    background: none;
    color: #333333;
    .form-input .form-error-message, .form-input-wide .form-error-message {

    You can also edit the warning that shows beside the submit button via Setup & Embed > Preferences > Advanced Settings > Edit Form Warnings


    Hope this answers your issue. Let us know if you have other questions or concerns. Thank you!


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    Answered by Aman Singh on August 19, 2011 at 10:25 AM

    Thanks for this answer. If we bought the application, would it be possible to customize it ourselves to be able to show the message at the top???

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by NeilVicente on August 20, 2011 at 12:53 AM


    Absolutely! JotForm licensed application offers customization that is limited only by your imagination and programming ability (of course!).

    Sadly, us here at the JotForm support forum have limited resources to provide information with regard to the application.

    For queries regarding JotForm's licensed solutions, it would be best to send an e-mail to contact@interlogy.com.