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    How to customize the "This field is required.: errMessage ?

    Asked by pamelarosa on September 12, 2010 at 10:12 AM

    I would like to customize the error message displaying when ones omits filling a _REQUIRED_  field.

    It shows "This field is required".

    I would just like to change this message to my own customized one.

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    JotForm Founder

    Answered by aytekin on September 14, 2010 at 03:36 AM

    To accomplish that you must use the complete form source code on your web site.

    On the Form Builder:
    1. Open "Setup & Share" tab on toolbar,
    2. Click on "Share Form"
    3. Click on "Advanced Options"
    4. Click on "Download Zip".

    Use this form code and all files in your site. The js/jotform.js file has a section like this:

        texts: {
            pleaseWait:         'Please wait...',
            confirmClearForm:   'Are you sure you want to clear the form',
            lessThan:           'Your score should be less than',
            incompleteFields:   'There are incomplete required fields. Please complete them.',
            required:           'This field is required.',
            email:              'Enter a valid e-mail address',
            alphabetic:         'This field can only contain letters',
            numeric:            'This field can only contain numeric values',
            alphanumeric:       'This field can only contain letters and numbers.',
            uploadExtensions:   'You can only upload following files:',
            uploadFilesize:     'File size cannot be bigger than:'
        },

    You can change it from there.

    If you see a spelling/grammer error or if you have a suggestion please let us know. We might have missed something so we'd be happy to fix it for all users.

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    Answered by pamelarosa on September 17, 2010 at 01:27 AM

    You are very helpful and talent-gifted.

    It works well.

    But to be honest with you, I need something a bit more straight.

    I mean,isnt it possible to edit it online and make the modification of that files(personal copies of that files) straight in my jotform "space" or "account" if anything like that exists :) ?

    It would be great.

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    JotForm Founder

    Answered by aytekin on September 17, 2010 at 01:56 AM

    Thanks for your suggestion. We will look into how we can add that.

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    Answered by laurentideseconomique on October 22, 2010 at 08:54 AM

    Sorry I'm a little confused... where should the changes be uploaded too?

     

    Thanks!

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    JotForm Founder

    Answered by aytekin on October 22, 2010 at 08:56 AM

    When you use the "Download Zip" option. You get all files. You can edit those files and you should upload all of the files to your site.

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    Answered by laurentideseconomique on October 22, 2010 at 10:44 AM

    Should the files be uploaded at the root or a specific folder... I created a "jotform" file on the server and uploaded the files and the changes don't seem to appear.

     

    Thanks again,

    Ian

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    JotForm Founder

    Answered by aytekin on October 24, 2010 at 01:00 AM

    Can you post the URL of the form you uploaded to your site? You must upload all files to your site and you must use the form provided there. 

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    Answered by laurentideseconomique on October 25, 2010 at 08:34 AM

    Ayekin,

     

    Here it is http://www.laurentidesreleve.ca/activites/61-formation-cedants

    Cheers,

    Ian

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    JotForm Founder

    Answered by aytekin on October 25, 2010 at 10:21 AM

    You are not using the form code provided on the download. You are still using the one line javascript code provided in the JotForm site. You must remove that and use the form code provided in the zip file.

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    Answered by gert74 on March 14, 2011 at 05:12 PM

    Is there any progress in the more straight forward solution to edit error messages?

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    JotForm Founder

    Answered by aytekin on March 18, 2011 at 04:59 AM

    No, there is no short solution to edit error messages.