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Client validation error with Required Menu/List Value

Thread began 12/15/2009 7:22 pm by tim170660 | Last modified 9/13/2010 10:07 am by Jason Byrnes | 2802 views | 5 replies |

tim170660

Client validation error with Required Menu/List Value

I have a menu/list that I would like to ensure a value is selected from.

I have applied the Required / Not Blank / Selection Made behavior to it.

I noticed the "Note" : Note: For the validation to work correctly with a select list, all entries in the list must have a value associated to the entry. By default, Dreamweaver does not add value="" to the html for a select list option if no value is specified. It is necessary for you to manually add value="" to the html in code view. Though there is no actual value specified in the code, the value="" tag is necessary in order for the code to run appropriately, even if nothing exists within the quotation marks.

But my problem is:

<option value="1">1</option> does not work
<option value="">1</option> DOES WORK

but the way that does work causes the page that the form posts to not work because its expecting a value of 1.

Your thoughts.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

your options should be set to:
<option value="">make a selection</option>
<option value="1">1</option>
<option value="2">2</option>
<option value="3">3</option>
<etc.>

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tim170660

I've tried that no success

I did this - but it didn't work:

<select name="txtNights" size="1">
<option value="0" selected="selected">0</option>
<option value="1">1</option>
<option value="2">2</option>
<option value="3">3</option>
<option value="4">4</option>
<option value="5">5</option>
<option value="6">6</option>
<option value="7">7</option>
<option value="8">8</option>
<option value="9">9</option>
<option value="10">10</option>
<option value="11">11</option>
<option value="12">12</option>
<option value="13">13</option>
<option value="14">14</option>
</select>

This lets the javascript work but doesn't post properly

<select name="txtNights" size="1">
<option value="" selected="selected">0</option>
<option value="">1</option>
<option value="">2</option>
<option value="">3</option>
<option value="">4</option>
<option value="">5</option>
<option value="">6</option>
<option value="">7</option>
<option value="">8</option>
<option value="">9</option>
<option value="">10</option>
<option value="">11</option>
<option value="">12</option>
<option value="">13</option>
<option value="">14</option>
</select>

Your thoughts

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

only the option that you want to prevent should have the value left blank:
<select name="txtNights" size="1">
<option value="" selected="selected">0</option>
<option value="1">1</option>
<option value="2">2</option>
<option value="3">3</option>
<option value="4">4</option>
<option value="5">5</option>
<option value="6">6</option>
<option value="7">7</option>
<option value="8">8</option>
<option value="9">9</option>
<option value="10">10</option>
<option value="11">11</option>
<option value="12">12</option>
<option value="13">13</option>
<option value="14">14</option>
</select>

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bjgarner241692

I have the same issue:
<select size="1" name="Province">
<option value="" selected="selected">Choose</option>
<option value="AB">AB</option>
<option value="BC">BC</option>
<option value="MB">MB</option>
<option value="NB">NB</option>
<option value="NL">NL</option>
<option value="NS">NS</option>
<option value="NT">NT</option>
<option value="NU">NU</option>
<option value="ON">ON</option>
<option value="PE">PE</option>
<option value="QC">QC</option>
<option value="SK">SK</option>
<option value="YK">YK</option>
</select>

The form will validate even though a Province has not been selected.
I also tried a Regular Expression to no avail.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

the code for the list looks correct.

please send a copy of the page or a link where i can see the problem to investigate the cause.

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