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    How can I make a field required but not display the red asterisk?

    Asked by CoGoEd on July 29, 2014 at 02:48 PM

    My form can be located here? http://cogoed.com/ ... 

    It appears I'm getting submissions w/out people populating anything in the form. This is very strange as I have an email validation for the email field. 

     

    I updated the rest of the form recently to ensure a validation occurs throughout all the fields in the form save the grade level field. 

     

    Thanks,

    Page URL:
    http://cogoed.com/

    Submissions thanks all
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    Answered by david on July 29, 2014 at 03:03 PM

    Hi,

    To make a field required but not have the red asterisk, first make the field required, and then add this CSS to you custom CSS injection:

    .form-required {

    display: none !important;

    }

    http://www.jotform.com/help/117-How-to-Inject-Custom-CSS-Codes

     

    Our validation does not work the same way as our requirements.  The validation merely checks to see if what was entered is what was expected.  If nothing is entered, there is nothing to validate so the form will allow submission.  If you make the field required however, it will not allow submission without the field being filled in.

    Please let us know if you have any other questions and we will be happy to help.

    Thank you for using Jotform!

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    Answered by CoGoEd on July 29, 2014 at 04:47 PM

    Hi, 

     

    Extremely helpful!! Thank you VERY much David!

     

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by david on July 29, 2014 at 05:05 PM

    We are glad to help!  Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist you with and we will be happy to do so.

    Thank you for using Jotform!