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

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Community Member, 42 Posts

3 December 2009 at 9:03am

Hi, All.

I've seen a similar problem in the archives for what I'm currently seeing in my custom form (, 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.



Community Member, 283 Posts

3 December 2009 at 5:25pm

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.

The workaround is to un-nest your field groups.