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Form Validation Message (Custom Form) only offering generic "this" field label


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AlaVive

3 December 2009 at 9:03am Community Member, 42 Posts

Hi, All.

I've seen a similar problem in the archives for what I'm currently seeing in my custom form (http://silverstripe.org/archive/show/80566#post80566), but I don't know that it's even related.

My problem is that the SS form validation is only giving me a "Please fill out "this", it is required" warning when a text field is not filled out. I want it to say "Please fill out 'First Name'..."

It works fine for my Dropdown fields.

I had hoped the built-in functionality would save me time, but is my only hope to use custom JQuery validation?

The following is just a snippet of the code.

new FieldGroup(
   new HeaderField('Your Details'),
   new DropdownField("Title", "Title", $titlearray, "DefaultValue", null, "Select"),
   new TextField("FirstName", "First Name"),
   new TextField("LastName", "Last Name"),
   new EmailField("Email", "Email Address"),
   new TextField("Company", "Company/Organization Name"),
   new CountryDropdownField ("Country", "Country", "DefaultValue", null, "Select")
   ),


If there are any additional (secret) parameters for TextFields that would resolve this, it would be great to know.

Thanks!

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dalesaurus

3 December 2009 at 5:25pm Community Member, 283 Posts

This happens when you have your FieldGroups nested in other groups or containers. It is a traversing error with the Behavior script used in 2.3. I filed a ticket, no love on it yet. They're refactoring that JS for 2.4 so it will ultimately be fixed.

http://open.silverstripe.org/ticket/4578

The workaround is to un-nest your field groups.