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Conditional Validation

Thread began 11/03/2011 11:56 am by vernon webb | Last modified 10/23/2014 12:13 pm by Jason Byrnes | 1612 views | 11 replies |

vernon webb

Conditional Validation

First let me say that the help files drive me nuts, no matter what I do I cannot get Flash to allow them to display in any of my browsers. In any event I have two drop down list. The first is not a required field, however, if someone selects something in that field I want to require that the second one be choosen. I figured that is what a Conditional Validation does, however when I chose that option all it reall does is allow me to select the first list and the second, but says nothing about what it does and since the help files don't work I cannot figure it out. Anyone know if this is what I supposed to do? If not, any clue how I can acheive this? Thanks.

Vern

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

We have the help documentation online as well, there is a link to the online help for each of the products on the support landing page, for validation toolkit go here:
validation-toolkit/


and click the online help link.

here is a sample file i created using conditional validation that should help.

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conditionalSample.php.zip
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vernon webb

This doesn't work for me and the link you provided doesn't show me how to do conditional validation. The sample file of course works as is but I can't seem to make it work for me. What is different, and I'm not sure if this matters, is that my second field is not a text field, but rather another select. Does that make a difference?

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

send a link to your page so I can see what you have done.

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vernon webb

user_times_Insert_temp.php

The one I am working on is "Number of Appointments Set" and "Appointment Type" if the Number of Appointments Set is something other than 0 I want to force the user to select an Appointment Type.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

set the 0 option to have a blank value:
<select name="APPTS" id="APPTS">
<option value="" selected="selected">0</option>
<option value="1">1</option>
</select>

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vernon webb

Sorry for the delay in responding. The problem with this code is it forces the user to slect Appointment Type no matter what. What I am looking for is if the user selects 0 "Number of Appointment Sets" then they must select "Appointment Type" other than the first option (N/A). Please note that I moved this to a new file.

user_times_Insert_temp.php

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

the initial value for the APPTS list need to be blank, you have it set to 0
change:
<select name="APPTS" id="APPTS">
<option value="0" selected="selected">0</option>
<option value="1">1</option>
</select>


to:
<select name="APPTS" id="APPTS">
<option value="" selected="selected">0</option>
<option value="1">1</option>
</select>

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vernon webb

Yes I know that, I did make the change, however I am still getting a message that tells me I have an error unless I actually do select an appointment type. I want to allow them to be able to select 0 APPTs, as it is now you cannot.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

I have created a support ticket so we can look into this issue further.

To view and edit your support ticket, please log into your support history:
supporthistory.php

If anyone else is experiencing this same issue, please append to this thread.

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