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Enforce a field to be required when certain text is inputted into another field.

Community Beginner ,
Feb 12, 2019 Feb 12, 2019

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I am trying to prompt Field B to become required only when Field A contains specific text such as "Apples", "Oranges", and "Bananas".

I have tried this code in the Custom Calculation Script of Field B:

if (this.getField("A").value=="Apples"){event.target.required=true}

else

{event.target.required=false}

Which works, but it won't work when Field A has other words like "Oranges" and "Bananas" with this script:

if (this.getField("Name").value=="Apples", "Oranges", "Bananas"){event.target.required=true}

else

{event.target.required=false}

How can I prompt field B to be required if field A has any of these words in it?

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Community Expert , Feb 12, 2019 Feb 12, 2019

The same as before... This is the whole script:

var v = this.getField("Name").value;

if (v=="Apples" || v=="Oranges" || v=="Bananas")

{event.target.required=true}

else

{event.target.required=false}

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It will work if you use the correct syntax. One option of doing it is like this:

var v = this.getField("Name").value;

if (v=="Apples" || v=="Oranges" || v=="Bananas") ...

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What would the rest of the script be? I tried to add the

else

{event.target.required=false}

but got a syntax error.

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The same as before... This is the whole script:

var v = this.getField("Name").value;

if (v=="Apples" || v=="Oranges" || v=="Bananas")

{event.target.required=true}

else

{event.target.required=false}

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