Fields can be marked as mandatory, meaning they must contain a value before the
record can be saved. Mandatory fields are marked with a field status indicator before the
Role required: personalize_dictionary
A mandatory field that is pre-populated by the platform with default data, such as a
value from a client script, does not display the indicator. If you delete this value
from the field, however, the indicator appears. The color of the indicator depends
on the field state. For more information, see Customize field status indicators.
Using a dictionary entry to make a field mandatory does not work when using
WebServices. You can use a data policy instead. For more information on data
policies, see Data
Right-click the field's label in the form and select Configure
In the Dictionary form, select the
Mandatory check box.
The next time the form is opened, a field status indicator appears next to
the field label, indicating that a value is mandatory. If the mandatory
field is pre-populated for any reason, the mandatory field indicator does
Note: Mandatory fields are global. The field is
marked as mandatory everywhere it appears in a form.
Mandatory Reference Fields
A form can be saved with an empty mandatory field, if that field is a
reference field (derived from another table) and if the parent field is also
blank. However, if the mandatory reference field shows a value from the
parent field, then the form cannot be saved if this value is deleted. It is
important to note that if the value in the referenced field is changed, the
value for that field is changed everywhere it appears.