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    Submit only when hit submit button

    Asked by SaraPiekarski on June 23, 2014 at 02:41 PM

    I was filling out the app on line and accidentally hit enter and it submitted my unfinished app.  Can you make it so the only way to submit it is to hit the submit button?

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    Answered by Carina on June 23, 2014 at 05:14 PM

    It is necessary that you download and edit the form's source code: 

    Now it is necessary that you paste only the green parts into your form's source code. The script part is inserted inside the <head> tag. The "onkeydown" needs to be added to all the fields where we wish to disable enter key:




    <SCRIPT LANGUAGE="javascript"> function testForEnter() { if (event.keyCode == 13) { event.cancelBubble = true; event.returnValue = false; } } </SCRIPT> 



    <FORM id="FORM2" name="FORM2" method="GET" action="testSubmit.htm" style="background-color:lightblue"> <H3>Form2: Stops form submission when user presses ENTER key.</H3> <INPUT id="text2" name="text2" onkeydown="testForEnter();"> <INPUT type="submit" value="Submit">





    You can test this form. Only the name field has this code associated, because it is important to keep the enter function on the comment box:


    Let us know if we can be of assistance.

    Thank you