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Field Conditionally Required in Sharepoint Designer 2007

Posted on 2013-05-26
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1. I'm having a problem trying to make 2 fields visible and required only when a dropdown is "Customer"
2. And an opposite condition where one field is required\visible when
     fieldX = Foo,
          and
     fieldY=Bar

I'm running Sharepoint 2007 but it has to work with WSS3
I'm not using Infopath

I got the visibility thing down to this
#hide by default
        $('nobr:contains("Foo")').closest('tr').hide();
        $('nobr:contains("Bar")').closest('tr').hide();
#show if Status = Customer
  if ($("select[title='Status']").val() == "Customer") {
        $('nobr:contains("Foo")').closest('tr').show();
        $('nobr:contains("Bar")').closest('tr').show();
  }

Thank you in advance
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Question by:skipper68
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Rainer Jeschor earned 500 total points
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Hi,
I think this post should help
http://sharepointchronicles.com/2011/11/using-jquery-to-simplify-your-forms/

The important step is to override/create the Javascript function PreSaveAction to check the fields before saving to the list.

HTH
Rainer
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by:skipper68
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Thanks Ranier but I'm having a little difficulty.  This is my first jQuery project.  I've setup a jsFiddle area maybe you can help me with.  

I'd like the 2 textboxes to be required when the dropdown shows "Customer Specific"

TY
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by:Rainer Jeschor
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Hi,
the issue is that your jsFiddle has incomplete HTML (no need of body or html tag), there are missing the table structure as well as the nobr.
If you could attach the HTML output (meaning IE -> View source) of your SharePoint page, I might be able to simulate that in a jsFiddle example.
Thanks.
KR
Rainer
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by:skipper68
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I figured it out this way.  I hope this saves someone else the hours it took me to figure out.  

After placing the respective html
<!--Place the asterisk html next to the label and the error message tag after the field itself-->
<span class="ms-formvalidation"> *</span>
<span class="ms-formvalidation">You must specify a value for this required field.</span>

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In the jQuery section
$(document).ready(function () {
var customerNumberAstrisk = $("input[title='Customer Number']").closest("tr").children("td").first().children("span.ms-formvalidation");
var customerPriceAstrisk = $("input[title='Customer Price']").closest("tr").children("td").first().children("span.ms-formvalidation");
var customerNumberAstriskDetail = $("input[title='Customer Number']").closest("tr").children("td").first().next().children("span.ms-formvalidation");
var customerPriceAstriskDetail = $("input[title='Customer Price']").closest("tr").children("td").first().next().children("span.ms-formvalidation");

//Hide the 4 span items by default
customerNumberAstrisk.hide();
customerPriceAstrisk.hide();
customerNumberAstriskDetail.hide();
customerPriceAstriskDetail.hide();

var inputs = $("input");

//Whenever the Pricing Type field changes…
$("select[title='Pricing Type']").change(function () {
var i = $(this).val();
if (i == "1") {
customerNumberAstrisk.show();
customerPriceAstrisk.show();
} else {
customerNumberAstrisk.hide();
customerPriceAstrisk.hide();
}
});
});

function validateFields() {
var result = true;
var inputs = $("input");
var customerNumberAstriskDetail = $("input[title='Customer Number']").closest("tr").children("td").first().next().children("span.ms-formvalidation");
var customerPriceAstriskDetail = $("input[title='Customer Price']").closest("tr").children("td").first().next().children("span.ms-formvalidation");
sltStatus = $("select[title='Pricing Type']");
if (sltStatus.val() == "1") {
var $CustNum = inputs.filter("[title='Customer Number']").val();
var $CustPrice = inputs.filter("[title='Customer Price']").val();
if ($CustNum == "") {
customerNumberAstriskDetail.show()
result = false;
} else {
customerNumberAstriskDetail.hide()
}
if ($CustPrice == "") {
customerPriceAstriskDetail.show()
result = false;
} else {
customerPriceAstriskDetail.hide()
}
}
return result;
}
// Probably the most important part.  When submit button in pressed this function, when found, is called by the system before the form is submitted. It returns true by default and submits the form. 
function PreSaveAction() {
// validate fields that may be required based on Project Status
return validateFields();
}

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by:skipper68
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Thanks Ranier for pointing me in the right direction with the link you provided.

Thank you EE!!!!
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by:skipper68
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Maybe a Moderator can accept my part of the solution as an assist so it can be added to the KB....?
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