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    How to warn users when submit if some of the questions they pick do not meet criteria?

    Asked by coigis on June 09, 2015 at 06:10 PM
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    Answered by david on June 09, 2015 at 06:34 PM


    Depending on how you are trying to notify them and what criteria you are basing the warning off of, there can be a few different ways to do this.  Some fields have built in validation that will allow you to control the range of inputs.  Number fields for example can show a warning if the value entered is above or below a certain limit.

    You can also create your own type of warnings using conditions.  You can hide/show a header or field with a custom error message based on inputs.

    If there is a specific setup you are looking for, just let us know and we will be happy to see what we can do.

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    Answered by coigis on June 10, 2015 at 11:05 AM

    I have looked into the built in validation, but not quite what i need. Basically, i have many fields called Check. If any of the Check fields are 'NG', they will get a warning when they submit the form. All the Check fields have to be 'Ok' in order to submit the form successfully.

    Maybe you can give me some suggestions. Either shows warning every time the Check fields get an 'NG', or only gives warning at the end when they try to submit the form.

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    Answered by david on June 10, 2015 at 12:28 PM

    You could hide the submit button and show a with a warning message if all the check fields are not showing as 'OK'.  The condition would look something like this:

    But would include all your checks.  You could even do something like this per section.

    Here is a quick test form I setup for the first 4 checks for the DC converter:


    If this does not work for you, let us know and we will be happy to see what else we can do.

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    Answered by coigis on June 10, 2015 at 12:51 PM

    I don't see the conditions in the form you mentioned. I just need to know how to do it per section and if the warning is a block of text that i need to add.

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    Answered by EltonCris on June 10, 2015 at 02:04 PM


    My colleague has suggested to use Show/Hide Condition. I think this is the most accurate solution. Here's how to start creating your condition.

    Then you can copy my colleague's setup as an example. 

    Here I have created a sample form for you. You can clone this form if you want so you can check its conditions. https://www.jotform.com/help/28-Cloning-a-Form-from-a-Web-Page


    This is just an example. There are also other way to implement this with conditions.

    Let us know if you need further help. Thanks!