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Please Explain the Various Form Types, Plus No Validation!

Thread began 9/11/2010 12:32 am by Jim376112 | Last modified 9/30/2010 6:38 pm by Jim376112 | 1600 views | 13 replies


Hi Jason,

Thanks for the prompt reply and that's a good suggestion about numbering! I'll do that in the future.

1) CHECKBOXES - Well my instinct was that there was something fundamentally missing in my understanding of Checkboxes and Radio buttons and I finally discovered my problem. I did not realize that multiple checkboxes were defined using the Checkbox Group! I thought that the process was to Add a Checkbox Group and then add multiple additional fields of Type Checkbox. What I discovered is that after selecting a Type of Checkbox Group I should then push the Edit button and add the multiple Checkboxes through that interface! (In my defense, as a hard core Windows API programmer, in Windows I add a Group control and then I add multiple Checkbox controls - In the Win API the Group control only provides a "box" to visually group the other controls "together"; it adds no other functionality.) In any case, now that I am defining the controls correctly, that fixed my "all labels are clustered together to the left" problem. This misunderstanding also answered the question I kept asking about how to get Radio buttons onto the form that you kept interpreting as a desire to just place a single Radio button (which is meaningless!). However, I am still having a problem with Checkbox Validation. In my example of four (now correctly defined) Checkboxes with values of 1, 2, 3 and 4 and a Validation of Min=2 and Max=4, the Validation doesn't work per my understanding of your response. It seems that the form passes Validation as long as a) two boxes are checked and b) at least one of the checked boxes is in the range of 2 through 4 inclusive. However, your response said "but pass if two or four is selected". You don't mention 3 at all. I'm confused by what you mean by these digits. Do these digits refer to a) the number of checkboxes checked or b) the checkboxes with that value? That is, does "but pass if two or four is selected" mean that either a) two or four checkboxes are selected or b) the checkboxes with values of 2 or 4 are selected? (Does the use of the terms "min" & "max" not mean the usual "and all values in between"? )

2) Thanks - I did not know that there were CVV values that use letters.

3) RADIO BUTTONS - As described above I now understand how to get Radio buttons onto the form. Please explain the meaning of a) Required b) Empty Value = c) Required Value =.

4) Lastly, here's what I'm trying to understand. If I add a new Fieldset, the Group that comes with it can be set to a Category of List with Type = Country and the Field that is auto created in the default Set in that Group is generated as a list with "a hundred" countries. But, if I'm working with a Field in some other Set I can again set it to List but there's no way to get the List loaded with "a hundred" countries. I see I can push Edit and manually load the list but that's not real feasible with a long list like Countries. Is there some way to get such a List loaded for a Field I've added into an existing set of Fields. For example, if I have an existing Form, how can I add a Country List to it?

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