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PRV2TECH
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How to Make Field Optional in Portal Web Form Step

I have Portal Web form with multiple steps. On one of the step i am using Form created in Entity(CDS). Entity field is Business Recommended which then can be marked as Required on the web form. Field is used in Multiple Web Forms and on one of the web Form i want to make it optional. I can remove Business recommendation for the field and write Javacript to make it Mandatory but because the field is used in many forms and just one form need that to be made Optional so thinking of implementing something that wont break existing setup. Can someone please suggest how this can be achieved. Thanks in advance

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hardikv
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Hi @PRV2TECH

You can set field as Optional from entity meta data.

 

Please refer below link:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.inogic.com/blog/2018/12/how-to-make-optional-fields-as-mandatory-fi...

 

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Fubar
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Note: you cannot make a mandatory field optional via metadata as suggested by someonelse

 

In your case, on the form that it needs to be optional, on the Entity Form uncheck the option that makes Business Recommended Mandatory, if you have other Business Recommended fields on that form create Metadata items for that Entity Form to set each of those attributes mandatory.

Hi

 

I actually don't think you can bypass that via JS or anything else in the Portals. It will enforce your entity model restrictions.

The only way here is doing the opposite, keeping Optional in the CDS level, and making mandatory via Web Form Metadata for your other pages.


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PRV2TECH
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Thank you everyone, i have to implement this using Javascript which worked fine. 

 

ValidatorEnable($('[id*=RequiredFieldValidator"+fielName+"]')[0], false);
$('#"+fielName+"_label').parent().removeClass('required');

 

Below post helped the implementation. Tried to get around using webtemplate but couldn't get working using Liquid in Webform.

https://www.futurezconsulting.com/2018/06/04/portals-validators/

 

Hi @PRV2TECH,

Have you tested that it works? I've had issues with removing the validators client-side where the form would still not submit due to server-side failure. Typically, removing validators with JS works when it was originally added with JS. I can't recall if my issues were with Required via field vs. Entity Form Metadata, or both.

Yes, you can remove a required field using JS.

I've done this before on a jQuery document ready. Something like this will do it.

 

//eg. removeValidator("customerid")
function removeValidator(fieldName) {
  var count = 0;
  for(var i =0; i < Page_Validators.length - count; i++){
    if (Page_Validators[i - count].id == "RequiredFieldValidator" + fieldName) {
      Page_Validators.splice(i - count, 1);
      count++;
    }
  }
  $("#" + fieldName + "_label").parent().removeClass("required");
}

 

 

 

I have used below function in live portal website and working as expected. Change field name and use below script inside Custom Javascript of Web Form -> Web Step. 

 

if (window.jQuery) { (function ($) { $(document).ready(function () { if (typeof (Page_Validators) === 'undefined') return; var fieldName="customer_name"; ValidatorEnable($('[id*=RequiredFieldValidator"+fieldName+"]')[0], false); $('#"+fieldName+"_label').parent().removeClass('required'); }); }(window.jQuery)); }

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