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Required fields

How do I create required fields in Providence? When I save and the required field wasn't filled, an alert should appear and it doesn't save the record


Comments

  • Hi Ruth,

    When creating or editing your metadata element (under Manage > Administration > Metadata Elements), set the "minimum number of characters" option to a non-zero value.  This will require the user to enter content into the field in order to save the record.
  • Hi Sophie,

    This doesn't work for me.

    I put "2" in field "minimum number of characters" but when I saved one object this is saved without warning
  • Hi Ruth,

    What datatype is the field you want to be required?

  • My field is Text.

    Datatype: Text
    Specific options for data types:
    Minimum number of characters: 1
    Maximum number of characters: 65535
    Regular expression to validate input with: empty
    Width of the data input field in the user interface: 80
    Height of the data input field in the user interface: 1

    Bind attribute to: objects
    Minimum number of attributes of this type that must be associated with an item: 1
    Maximum number of attributes of this type that must be associated with an item: 255
    Minimum number of attribute bundles to show in an editing form: 1
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