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Questions tagged [mandatory-fields]

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Designing a mandatory input field with options

Are there any guidelines on how to present a mandatory input field which can either take in user input or be generated for the user? (Example - A mandatory promo code field which can both take in ...
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Are there any alternatives to using an asterisk (*) to indicate optional fields inside a form?

I am working on the web app and I need your suggestion for the below issue. In this case, I don't want to keep an 'Optional'(Solution) beside the text.
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Is it an issue to replicate browser autocomplete styling to represent mandatory fields?

I am designing a complex software application used by enterprise clients, which has a large amount of data entry forms (as is the nature of the work being done on there). The application is available ...
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Can we use Radio/Checkbox for mandatory form fields

I am working on designing a website which has admin side fuctionalities involving large number of forms related to creation of sevaral entities within the application along with normal user login. The ...
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Indicating mandatory field without labels

I have multiple forms in my application. I have used minimalistic view where there are no explicit labels for fields. For example, check wireframe displayed below: Here First Name, Last Name, and ...
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What would be the best way to guide users in this design and avoid forcing users to make the mistake then correcting them?

I am trying to find the best way to guide user to achieve their goal (Submitting a course) without the need to force users to make a mistake then correcting them. In this design: User lands on this ...
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Mandatory select list default value or empty?

I'm developing a large application with hundreds of forms. Some of their input fields are mandatory. Right now, if it is a select list, we do not display an empty option. This has the advantage that ...
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How to design for preferences when optional and mandatory options are both available?

I saw an unexpected sign up process with the Ghostbrowser beta invite when creating an account, and I wondered what the conventional strategy is when you have to mix mandatory and optional choices on ...
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Do users choose randomly for mandatory fields with no default, just to get through the form?

I am working for a non-profit that wants to collect its donors' reason for donating, via a long dropdown of 'What prompted you to donate?' options like 'Received an email', 'Saw a TV ad', 'Friend or ...
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Mandatory fields in each group [closed]

We need to design a form where user can dynamically rearrange the fields. From the attached image, The scenarios are, Need to show the grouping of fields, eg., File number, City and Zip are a group ...
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Designing questionnaires to avoid 'false negatives' / missing data

I'm designing a UI for a long and complex questionnaire, to do with legal services. My client feels that almost every section should start with a "Does this apply? Y/N" question, forcing the user to ...