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    Fields on hidden pages are still being required

    Asked by Johnschweighardt on October 19, 2016 at 10:58 AM

    Great suggestions. I've also discovered that if you hide pages that contain required fields, you get an error on submission. So you also need to use the enable/required field condition to unrequire fields to avoid this problem.



    This is a re-post of a comment on Should You Use Required Fields on Your Form?

    required field problem error on submission use
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    Answered by david on October 19, 2016 at 12:17 PM

    Fields that are hidden should not be required, same for fields on pages that are skipped.  If fields are behind a form collapse, unless the form collapse is hidden, those fields will indeed still be required.  If there is a form you would like to have us check, let us know which form and we will be happy to have a look.  Hidden fields should not be required and it should not be necessary to create conditions to remove the requirement. 

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    Answered by Johnschweighardt on October 19, 2016 at 12:46 PM

    I've adopted your approach on more recent forms.  Using the unrequired works, but forces you to continually reverse your logic.  It's all good.  Thanks for checking in.