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How to indicate a group of required fields and single required fields in the same flow?

I would like to hear your opinion on the matter. We do have a set-up wizard like that. Let's say in step one we do have dropdowns with values from 0 to 10 and 0 being the default value. The user can ...
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What is the best way to communicate a required selection within in data table?

Currently in our (enterprise) UI, there are tables that have required selections. Typically, these tables have hundreds to thousands of objects. In one case an action is to be performed against these ...
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What is the best way to orient or show the user off-screen required fields that need to be filled out?

What is the most effective way to direct the user to unfilled "required" form fields that are off screen after pressing submit or save on a form? I've seen methods that I'll list below, ...
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What's the best order to remind users to complete their account information after registration

i'm designing a registration flow for an ecommerce app. Among the information needed, some information isn't needed immediately to complete registion. After filling in the minimum required fields, the ...
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Mandatory & Non-Mandatory

I have two radio options, and one password field. Yes is checked, password below is mandatory and can be entered. No is checked , password field is disabled and can not be edited. Question is, should ...
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Pre Onboarding, if data is going to be required, should we get some or all of it up front during account creation?

I'm working on a fundraising app where the client wants the user to start creating the fundraiser details before creating the account. These data points setup the data to display. They are gathering ...
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How to indicate to user that a field is not optional, but that a blank value is considered valid input?

We have forms in our application with a number of strictly required fields (marked with red asterisk, will fail validation if left blank). There is also one field that can be submitted as blank - this ...
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Is it a good user experience to prevent user from deselecting an item from a dropdown if it is required in a form?

Before I ask my question, I feel like I need to provide some context. The application that I'm working with has a form for executing queries. This form has the following components: inputs and ...
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Quantity boxes versions for ecommerce

So I'm making an eCommerce template and now I reach the point where I need to make a card product for sites that need quantity selection (not bulk or volume). I did 2 basic options, one with and one ...
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Should comboboxes/radio groups be marked "required" in a form?

Suppose you have a web form, with some fields being optional and some being required. One of these fields is a combobox or radio button group, for which a valid default option is pre-selected and it ...
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How to show Either user can select one of the field from two or both the fields?

I have a situation in my design where I have to show the two fields mandatory Conditions are 1) Either User can select both fields 2) User can select any one of the two fields Please help me. Should ...
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What is the best way to indicate to a user a required set of inputs associated to an optional question prompt?

I have a feeling this will be duplicated (sorry), however, I've not been able to find a topic specific to this. The scenario we are challenged with is trying to make it clear to a user that ...
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How can I communicate that at least one filter is required?

I have a form for a search filter. In this search filter, however, I have two inputs for the "main bulk" of the search, and afterwards I have other filters for fine-tuning the query. My problem comes ...
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What's the best way to indicate a field is required when finalizing but not when saving?

I'm currently stuck in a bit of a UX conundrum. I need to be a bit vague about the specifics, but I hope it is clear enough. Background info: In our system we have certain items that need to be ...
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How to indicate a single required field in a big form?

Foreword: this form is a UX nightmare in itself. My task is not to make it better, just to show a required field. I have a form in which the user can add multiple lines to a dynamically added group ...
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Pattern for adding information to a request that was submitted

I'm designing a flow for an approver. It is a relatively complex problem. Requestors can submit requests which go to an approver to approve. The approver needs to be able to see the details of the ...
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Essential information for multiple forms

Let's use configuring a router as an example. To have the basic setup, the user needs to fill some info from multiple sections/ forms. What option provides the best UX, to display an additional form ...
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Where to place asterisk for required fields when the user is scanning for required fields in big forms

I'm working on a form with about 30 input fields as part of a medical application. It allows the user to register patient data. 8 out of 30 fields are required, so our users are literally trying to ...
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Does a basic login form need to state required fields to pass accessibility?

One of the accessibility criteria is "3.3.2 Labels or Instructions" and one of the ways to meet that criterion is by identifying required fields. https://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20-TECHS/H90 Is a website ...
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Using asterisk (*) when all fields are required

I have here: In terms of UX, do we really need to put asterisk or tell users that the fields are required where in fact all required and none is optional? I am thinking aesthetic wise, just remove ...
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How to design a form where inputs can be computed from other inputs? [duplicate]

What are the best practices when designing a form in which some inputs can be used to calculate other inputs? I am designing a form with about a dozen text inputs. The first three of these inputs are ...
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Best way to remind users to enter optional information if available

We have an internal AngularJS application that collections information about events and participants. Some fields are required and some are optional. Unfortunately there are a few fields (like phone ...
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Required Alternative Form Fields

I am wondering what the correct symbol would be to use instead of the regular * = required in the registration form we are using: We have an address form that has 4 fields of which one of them is ...
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Using required sign for inputs with default value

Should we use a required sign (*) for the inputs which cannot be left empty since they always contain some default value?
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Can a checkbox be a required field?

I am working on an application that always uses red font for required fields and black font for optional fields. In the past, the fields are textboxes or drop-down-boxes. I'm introducing a checkbox (...
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Should user entered data on conditional fields be cleared out when a new option is selected?

Let's say you have a radio set and depending on your selection, you will conditionally be presented with a text field to enter data. You enter data for one selection and then pick a new option, but ...
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Is it better to use Checkboxes or Radio Buttons, when there are two or more fields and at least one of them must be filled out to pass validation?

Is it better to use Checkboxes or Radio Buttons, when there are two or more fields and at least one of them must be filled out to pass validation? My concern comes to the validation errors that will ...
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Best Practice Validation for Long Form with Disabled Submit Button

Hi and thanks in advance for your help. I'm working on a form that was built using Angular 2. By default, the submit button is disabled until all required fields are complete. The form is long and ...
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Should I prompt user for total or subtotal?

I am updating a system for my company to automate business expense entries into accounting software. Currently, users create expense records in a web form that requires the total amount for the ...
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Required field validation message is consistency

1.In first question, if user has not selected radio button then i am showing the required field validation message as "Selection of Likelihood is required". 2.In second question, if user has not ...
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How do I mark required fields in form while using just placeholders?

I have my forms designed without any labels above input files, I'm just using placeholders to inform users what the field is. It works and looks fine, but my question is - how may I inform users which ...
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Vertical Alignment of a Required Asterisk Mark

We have a form with side by side placements of form labels and fields. The labels are left aligned and so are the input controls. Some of the fields are mandatory and are shown with an asterisk ...
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Accessibility and required form fields

As the years have gone by, I've noticed that the usage of the "*" for required on form fields has steadily vanished. Are there rules in accessibility that require "require fields" to have an ...
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Asterisk * is used for required. Is there any symbol used for optional?

It is common the use of asterisk (*) to indicate required elements. I understand the use of explicit text is better than relying on symbols. So writing "required" or "optional" is more understandable ...
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Which is better to show "Label (optional)" vs "Label (not required)"?

I prefer to write optional aligned with Form Label. Does writing "not required"? sounds more clear to user
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Required Postal Code for users from countries that do not have a postal code

The system requires an input for the postal code for all users, however the system does not require the postal code for foreign users, and some foreign users do not have a postal code. What is the ...
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Using asterisk (*) vs required [duplicate]

For a long time, the norm was to put a red asterisk "*" after the field label if the field was required. Now I am observing a shift into replacing the asterisk symbol with the word "(required)" after ...
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How best can I indicate conditionally required fields?

I often work on pages containing forms with complex requirements and subforms. The example below has these attributes: The default button -- that is, the button that will be "clicked" when the user ...
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How do I manage form validation for either/or fields

I have a form in which there the user is required to enter either a postal code OR select a city in order to do a search. If they fail to enter either and submit the form, currently the form ...
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How to indicate that one of a group of fields is required

I have a form where there are multiple fields. Some fields are required, and I have an asterisk next to them in red color. There are some fields where one of them is required. For those fields, I have ...
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Required field asterisk color

In common practice we put an asterisk to signify a field as required. The color of the asterisk should always be red, or we can use any other color ? How to show it effectively, when all buttons ...
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styling of required fields

I've been asked to build a form that captures a name and address of a user. This should be easy: just name field, then address field. Name and address are required. But client wants name to be a ...
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Mark or don't mark required fields if all are required?

If all fields in a form are required should they be marked somehow (eg. with an asterisk)? I see this done a lot and find it redundant? There could be a difference in big forms and small forms, but ...
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Required field validation

How should required field validation be handled visually? Note: assume asterisk is red *Name:[_______________] or Name:*[_______________] or Name: [_______________]* or Name: [____red bg____ ]...
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