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How to Change Form Warnings

How to Change Form Warnings

Form warnings are meant to warn people who didn't complete a required field, didn't enter a valid email address on an email field, entered text instead of a number in a number field, and so on.

The default warnings can be changed or translated by following this guide to set up your own tone or language.

  1. On edit mode of form, click Settings > Form Settings > Show More Options.
  2. Go to the Form Warnings section and click Edit.
    Form Warnings
    Form Warnings
  3. Click the message you wish to change. You can scroll down to view the additional warning messages.
  4. If there isn't anything else you wish to change, save the changes.
    Save Changes
    Save Changes
  5. You're done.

Here is the list of warning messages that can be changed.

Form Warnings

Required

  • This field is required.
  • At least one field required.

Form Errors

  • Sorry! Only one entry is allowed. Multiple submissions are disabled for this form.
  • There are errors on the form. Please fix them before continuing.
  • There are errors on this page. Please fix them before continuing.
  • There are incomplete required fields. Please complete them.
If you wish to change the warning message for Unique Question, you can do so by changing the first error in "Form Errors".

Validation

  • This field can only contain letters
  • This field can only contain cyrillic characters
  • This field can only contain a valid URL
  • This field can only contain numeric values
  • This field can only contain letters and numbers.
  • This field can only contain currency values.
  • Field value must fill mask.

Textarea

  • Too many words. The limit is
  • Too few words. The minimum is
  • Too many Characters. The limit is
  • Too few characters. The minimum is

Email

  • Enter a valid e-mail address
  • E-mail does not match
  • Free email accounts are not allowed

Radio / Checkbox / Dropdown

  • The minimum required number of selections is
  • The maximum number of selections allowed is

Number

  • Input should not be less than the minimum value:
  • Input should not be greater than the maximum value:
  • The maximum digits allowed is

Dates

  • Date must not be in the past.
  • This date is unavailable.
  • This date is not valid. The date format is {format}
  • This date is not valid. Enter a valid {element}.
  • You must be older than {minAge} years old to submit this form.

Upload

  • {file} has invalid extension. Only {extensions} are allowed.
  • {file} is too large, maximum file size is {sizeLimit}.
  • {file} is too small, minimum file size is {minSizeLimit}.
  • {file} is empty, please select files again without it.
  • The files are being uploaded, if you leave now the upload will be cancelled.
  • Only {fileLimit} file uploads allowed.
  • Drag and drop files here
  • Max. file size

Matrix

  • Every row is required.
  • Every cell is required.
  • At least one field required.

Appointment

  • You’ve selected {time} on {date}
  • No slots available
  • {time} on {date} has been taken. Please select another slot.

Payments

  • Credit Card Number is invalid.
  • CVC number is invalid.
  • Expire date is invalid.
  • Please fill up the Credit Card details.
  • Please select at least one product.
  • Please enter numeric values for donation amount.
  • Please enter a whole number.
  • Minimum amount is {minAmount} {currency}
  • Not enough stock for the current selection
  • Not enough stock for the current selection ({count} items left)
  • Sold Out
  • Just Sold Out
  • Selection Sold Out
  • ({count} items left)

Submit Button

  • Please wait...
  • Are you sure you want to clear the form?

Other

  • Your score should be less than or equal to
  • Score total should only be less than or equal to

Progress Texts

  • See All
  • of

Review & Submit

  • Review and Submit
  • Back to Form

Accessibility

  • All fields marked with * are required and must be filled.

Error Navigation

  • There are {count} errors in this page. Please correct them before moving on.
  • There is {count} error in this page. Please correct it before moving on.
  • Well done! All errors are fixed.

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50 Comments...

  • maple3

    I want to amend the 'Unique Question' warning page to direct users to go BACK and amend the name. Currently the direction to the user is not clear. How may I do this please?

  • EACCIevents

    Hello
    I've deleted all the entries from all my submission forms. During the testing phase of my latest form, every time I complete the form using the "Fill Form" option, or click onto the form link I get this response "Sorry! Only one entry is allowed."
    Please advise how to correct this issue.
    Many thanks

  • AmyDEverett

    I have a unique question in my form. Where do I find the "Sorry! Only one entry is allowed." message? It's not listed under Form Warnings, and I need to change it to say "Sorry! That email address is already registered. Please try again using a different email." Otherwise they won't know why they can't submit their form.

  • Murphy_Robert

    Hi-- I am not seeing this message when using the form to upload a video file... instead, it just looks like nothing is happening for a minute, then I get the Thank You screen. I have put caution instructions to Wait next to the submit button, but it would be awesome if this warning happened once the submit button is clicked.

  • CETRCEntry

    Hi there,
    How do I turn off the "Sorry! Only one entry is allowed. Multiple submissions are disabled for this form."?
    Thanks heaps

  • laquanmarcel1996

    Help me please

  • track21houston

    Is there a way to create a custom condition that produces a warning message but at the end of the form before the submit button? For example, we have a form that has the ability to enter info for 3 people on it. If they enter something for person 1 incorrectly can we then trigger the conditional response of you need to adjust this but have it show up by the submit button? The purpose would be that all error messages would populate in one area rather than having to scroll through the full form looking for the error. Which Jotform may not consider an error but rather just a condition that has been triggered due to the users choice.

  • DFCChile

    "Start" is not on the warnings list.

  • jhardy_grimco

    How do you turn off the highlight that displays when someone doesn't fill a field? I want the "This field is required" but not the big ugly highlight box around it. I turned off Highlights but that only turns off the ugly box when the focus is on a specific field.

  • czabcic

    Hi,
    there is no option to change this WARNING MESSAGE
    "There are incomplete required fields. Please complete them"
    I have a CARD FORM, maybe in this format is not available?
    thanks!

  • neilmsheldon

    Is there any way to insert html into my custom warning messages?

    I want to make my error message for duplicate entries display a list of options for the user below, in a "UL" element. When I enter the tags, they are sanitized out. So far, I've succeeded by replacing the opening bracket of the tags with an "lt" character reference, but whenever I want to change the message, I have to re-enter them.

  • bmanfield

    I don't want hints provided to the user as to what a valid entry is. Can I remove the validation warnings on my forms?

  • jendevonshire

    Scratch that : I used these videos and it worked a charm!

    http://www.jotform.com/blog/108-Video-Course-Form-Designer-Basics

  • jendevonshire

    Hi there - is there any way to change the colour of the actual warning popup/button/speech bubble?

  • suzanabueno

    How can I force a certain form language through an URL parameter?

  • dinobia

    Hi, how do I change the font colour in form warnings? Thank you.

  • zetpap

    Is it possible to translate other warnings, like "You are not permitted to submit form twice"?
    Also, I get a thank you message after submission, that isn't the same as the one I set up. Where do I edit that from?
    Thank you

  • ht12345

    I am getting a distorted display of the box "This field is required". Can I eliminate showing of the box and just have the text pop up.
    Thanks,
    HT

  • José Ramón Arias

    Resolved here:
    http://www.joomlapolis.com/forum/146-general/154278-problem-with-cb-14-and-language#163912

  • JotFormSupport

    Write your questions to the forum for the next time.

    Write this in custom CSS to change the required area background color.
    .form-line-error{
    background-color:#00FF00;
    }

    you can change the color code with any color code you like.(#00FF00)

  • rainbow

    How can I change pink background to gray if required field is not filled. I want to customize it with my web flow.

  • websecurites7

    Où installer le code :
    JotForm.texts = {
    pleaseWait: 'Veuillez patienter...',
    confirmClearForm: 'Êtes vous sûr de vouloir effacer tout le formulaire ?',
    lessThan: 'La valeur doit être inférieure à',
    incompleteFields: 'Certains champs obligatoires n'ont pas été renseignés. Veuillez remplir ces champs s'il vous plait.',
    required: 'Ce champ est obligatoire.',
    email: 'Veuillez entrer une adresse email valide',
    alphabetic: 'Ce champ ne peut contenir que des lettres',
    numeric: 'Ce champ ne peut contenir que des chiffres',
    alphanumeric: 'Ce champ ne peut contenir que des lettres et des chiffres.',
    uploadExtensions: 'Vous ne pouvez envoyer que les types de fichiers suivants:',
    uploadFilesize: 'La taille du fichier ne peut être supérieure à:'
    }


    Dans un formulaire lightbox :


    new JotformFeedback({
    formId:'10703235420',
    base:'http://www.jotform.com/',
    windowTitle:'Votre témoignage nous intéresse !!',
    background:'#B50600',
    fontColor:'#FFFFFF',
    type:false,
    height:385,
    width:355
    });

    Cliquez ici pour nous laisser votre témoignage


    Merci pour votre aide.

  • dendis

    My code is not appearing, but it starts with

  • dendis

    My code is like this:



    Where do I put then?

  • hypnotic11us

    Can this be done with joomla integration?

  • JotFormSupport

    You will need to be using full source code not short javascript code version.

  • GTT

    I need help on adding the "This field is required" text? No matter where I put JotForm.texts = {required}, it doesn't work.
    Able to help?

  • JotFormSupport

    We don't cripple features to free accounts so what is available for free is also available for Premium.
    What is not available for free is not available for Premium.

  • GrandBB

    This option is unfortunately not working when connected to the PHP code, the style of the tpl files, eg in the case of phpBB2. As far as the html works fine. A site admin can enter edit these lines from the edit forms. It would be very nice if everyone could afford the user can edit this option. Or perhaps it is accessible to paid accounts? Can I ask you to answer?

  • landesposaunenwart

    JotForm.texts = {
    pleaseWait: 'Bitte warten ...',
    confirmClearForm: 'Bist sicher, dass alle Eingaben gelöscht werden sollen?',
    lessThan: 'Der Wert sollte kleiner sein als',
    incompleteFields: 'Es gibt unvollständig ausgefüllte Felder. Bitte vervollständigen.',
    required: 'Dieses Feld wird benötigt!',
    email: 'Die E-Mail-Adresse ist nicht korrekt!',
    alphabetic: 'Dieses Feld akzeptiert nur Buchstaben!',
    numeric: 'Dieses Feld akzeptiert nur Ziffern!',
    alphanumeric: 'Dieses Feld akzeptiert nur Buchstaben und Ziffern!',
    uploadExtensions: 'Du kannst nur folgende Dateien hochladen:',
    uploadFilesize: 'Die Datei darf nicht größer sein als:'
    }

    Bye
    Armin Schaefer

  • plippert

    Danish:

    JotForm.texts = {
    pleaseWait: 'Vent venligst...',
    confirmClearForm: 'Er du sikker på, at du vil slette formularen?',
    lessThan: 'Tallet skal være mindre',
    incompleteFields: 'Der mangler noget. Se venligst efter igen.',
    required: 'Dette felt er obligatorisk. Udfyld venligst.',
    email: 'Skriv venligst en gyldig e-mailadresse',
    alphabetic: 'Du kan kun skrive bogstaver i dette felt.',
    numeric: 'Du kan kun skrive tal i dette felt',
    alphanumeric: 'Du kan kun skrive tal og bogstaver i dette felt.',
    uploadExtensions: 'Følgende filtyper er tilladt:',
    uploadFilesize: 'Størrelsen på din fil må ikke være større end:'
    }

  • Frazko

    Hello!! I need to translate the clear button, how can I do that??? thanks

  • Frazko

    how can I translate the clear button label?

  • Frazko

    spanish:

    JotForm.texts = {
    pleaseWait: 'Por favor espere...',
    confirmClearForm: '¿Está seguro que desea limpiar toda la información?',
    lessThan: 'Su puntaje debería ser menor que',
    incompleteFields: 'Hay campos incompletos. Por favor complete la información.',
    required: 'Este campo es requerido.',
    email: 'Digite una dirección valida.',
    alphabetic: 'Este Campo solo admite letras',
    numeric: 'Este campo solo admite números',
    alphanumeric: 'Este campo solo admite letras y números.',
    uploadExtensions: 'Solo puede subir los siguientes tipos de archivos:',
    uploadFilesize: 'El tamaño del archivo no puede ser mayor de:'
    }

  • studio3d

    how to do that with hebrew right to left ?

  • waba

    Hello,
    I have the same problem as starcomcsl. The required fields don't work after copying the htmlcode on my, yes, wordpress!, website.
    I want the messages in Dutch,as mentionned here below, can you help?

    JotForm.texts = {
    pleaseWait: 'Een ogenblik geduld...',
    confirmClearForm: 'Bent U zeker dat U dit formulier wilt annuleren?',
    lessThan: 'De waarde moet minder zijn dan',
    incompleteFields: 'Sommige verplichte velden werden niet ingevuld. Gelieve te vervolledigen.',
    required: 'Dit is een verplicht veld.',
    email: 'Gelieve een geldig e-mail adres in te vullen.',
    alphabetic: 'Dit veld kan enkel letters bevatten.',
    numeric: 'Dit veld kan enkel cijfers bevatten.',
    alphanumeric: 'Dit veld kan enkel cijfers of letters bevatten.',
    uploadExtensions: 'U kunt slechts volgende bestanden ophalen:',
    uploadFilesize: 'De grootte van het bestand mag niet groter zijn dan:'
    }


    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

  • JotFormSupport

    You will need to check whether your site supports Javascript. wordpress.com doesn't support it for example.

  • starcomcsl

    I tried doing the way you explain here with one of my forms but after copy de changed html code to my web site, it works with errors and does not display an alert if the field is required field.
    I see you can do the translation if I indicate the language. is this correct?

  • MaTheRyS

    Thanks for the french translation ;-)

    But seems to need some backslash before apostrophe in the messages, no ?

    (n\'ont pas été renseignés)
    (s\'il vous plait)

  • mehira

    JotForm.texts = {
    pleaseWait: 'Veuillez patienter...',
    confirmClearForm: 'Êtes vous sûr de vouloir effacer tout le formulaire ?',
    lessThan: 'La valeur doit être inférieure à',
    incompleteFields: 'Certains champs obligatoires n'ont pas été renseignés. Veuillez remplir ces champs s'il vous plait.',
    required: 'Ce champ est obligatoire.',
    email: 'Veuillez entrer une adresse email valide',
    alphabetic: 'Ce champ ne peut contenir que des lettres',
    numeric: 'Ce champ ne peut contenir que des chiffres',
    alphanumeric: 'Ce champ ne peut contenir que des lettres et des chiffres.',
    uploadExtensions: 'Vous ne pouvez envoyer que les types de fichiers suivants:',
    uploadFilesize: 'La taille du fichier ne peut être supérieure à:'
    }

  • hidromaqptu

    JotForm.texts = {
    PleaseWait:'Por favor aguarde ...',
    confirmClearForm:'Tem certeza que quer limpar o formulário,
    lessThan:'Sua pontuação deve ser inferior",
    incompleteFields:'Campos obrigatórios incompletos. Por favor, preencha-os.'
    required:'Este campo é obrigatório.'
    email:'Insira um endereço de e-mail válido,
    alphabetic:'Esse campo pode conter apenas letras,
    numeric:'Esse campo pode conter apenas números,
    alphanumeric:'Esse campo pode conter apenas letras e números,'
    uploadExtensions:'Você só pode enviar os seguintes arquivos: ",
    uploadFilesize:'O tamanho do arquivo não pode ser maior do que:'

  • Massy73

    But my source code is something like this:
    ""
    not
    "JotForm.init(" etc.
    and If I put the code "JotForm.texts = {" etc. before "src" or before "" no traslation is applied!
    How I can do?
    Thank you!

  • Massy73

    But my source code is something like this:
    ""
    not
    "JotForm.init(" etc.
    and If I put the code "JotForm.texts = {" etc. before "src" or before "" no traslation is applied!
    How I can do?
    Thank you!

  • PolatAlemdar

    Form source page is the page where you have embedded the html source code of your form.

  • papillon88

    where is the form source page,???? i cant find it.

  • giusedani

    Please tradurrre the following items in Italian:

    JotForm.texts = {
    pleaseWait: Attendere prego..',
    confirmClearForm: 'Sei sicuro di voler cancellare il modulo',
    lessThan: 'Il tuo punteggio deve essere inferiore a',
    incompleteFields: 'Ci sono campi incompleti. Perfavore completarli',
    required: 'Questo campo è obbligatorio.',
    email: 'Introdurre un'indirizzo email valido',
    alphabetic: 'Questo campo può contenere solo lettere',
    numeric: 'Questo campo può contenere solo valori numerici',
    alphanumeric: 'Questo campo può contenere lettere e valori numerici.',
    uploadExtensions: 'Si può caricare solo i seguenti file:',
    uploadFilesize: 'La dimensione del file non può essere più grande:'
    }

  • PolatAlemdar

    @muitaliano

    Unfortunately No. You can't use this code in lighbox now.

  • PolatAlemdar

    @bobthewebguy
    How can we make it so that you can like? What is the problematic issue in user manuals?

  • bobthewebguy

    Sorry, I never liked your user manual..

  • muitaliano

    Is there a way to do this using the lightbox integration?