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Hi! how do i use the hidden field in <form></form> to make a field required?

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Hi,

how do i use the hidden field in <form></form> to make a field required?

I was thinking of using hidden field so it will prompt the user that it is required.

This is what i have

<input type="hidden" name="CUlast_required">
  <input type="hidden" name="CUfirst_required">
  <input type="hidden" name="CULogin_required">
  <input type="hidden" name="CUPass_required">
  <input type="hidden" name="CUDeptID_required">
  <input type="hidden" name="CUserRoleid_required">


Do I have to include anything in my <input type="text" name="CUlast" id="CUlastAdd" size="15" maxlength="20">

Thanks
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Question by:mdbbound
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by:pinaldave
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<cfinput
   type = "Text" name = "MyPhone"
   message = "Enter telephone number,formatted xxx-xxx-xxxx (e.g. 617-761-2000)"
   validate = "telephone" required = "Yes">
   <font size = -1 color = red>Required</font>

This is one of the example.
Though you will have to use <cfform></cfform>
now looking at your example:
<cfinput type="text" name="CUlast" id="CUlastAdd" size="15" maxlength="20" message="please enter this id" required = "YES">

This will work. There is one more way to do this also. I will post it soon.
Personally I do not like to use <cfform> do not know why? Smile.
Regards,
---Pinal
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pinaldave earned 500 total points
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Hi mdbbound,

http://livedocs.macromedia.com/coldfusion/6/Developing_ColdFusion_MX_Applications_with_CFML/formatData8.htm

<input type="text" name="CUlastAdd" id="CUlastAdd" size="15" maxlength="20">
<input type="hidden" name="CUlastAdd_required"       value="You must enter a data.">

This will work if you are not using CFFORM and CFINPUT

You can have wonderful referance at the site I mentioned on the top.
Hope this helps,
Regards,
---Pinal
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by:anandkp
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if ur asking for HTML validations - u have the answer above.
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by:mrichmon
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In general it is better to write your own validation and not have CF generate code to make required fields as the generated code is not very good nor very user friendly...
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by:pinaldave
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hello Mdbbound,
Thank you again,
Good Day buddy,
---Pinal
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