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    How can i create a 17 digits alphanumeric with a hyphen?

    Asked by Ken on December 04, 2011 at 02:42 PM

    I have created a link with your site and I need to be able to create a box that can accomdate a  17 digits alphanumeric with a hyphen. Can you help me?

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by mliz on December 05, 2011 at 09:18 AM

    The Alphanumeric validation on the textbox does not allow hyphens in it, you may only enter letters and numbers. As a work around what you can do is to specify the format of how the value should be added using hover text and show a hint example. To set the limit on the field simply select the textbox from the toolbar click on Max Size. Below is a sample form that includes a textbox following the suggested work around.

    http://www.jotform.com/form/13380036493

    Hope this helps, let us know if you have further questions.