Questions tagged [validation]

when and how best to give feedback to users about invalid entries in data they have provided.

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Validation Tribulation - Multiple Simultaneous Meanings for the Word 'Cancel'

I've confused myself with a bunch of different Cancel buttons. In this scenario, the user initiates the "Document Packer", and starts to add items to their new pack. Before saving their new pack, ...
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When should the error state on an input field disappear?

I've seen two types of behaviour circulating; one where the error state disappears as soon as you start typing a new input (so when the input field is in focus), and one where it stays until the input ...
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Validation of a text file: how to best show the inline editor?

I'm making an app that validates a text file and then shows the errors associated with it. Currently all errors are listed as rows. I'd like to make it easy to correct the errors in the text file so ...
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Best practice for validating text input on mobile

I'm designing a mobile application where user can order groceries from different suppliers, each order could have a notes to the supplier. Due to different downstream systems used by different ...
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How to handle form validations when the Cancel button can lead into an incorrect state?

I'm designing a set of screens where the user inputs certain data on Screen #1, Screen #2, Screen #3, etc. At the end of their journey they're presented with a final review screen, where the user can ...
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Handling error messages on mobile when there are many fields

I am designing a signup form that has the following fields in it: Username Email Password Confirm Password Where did you hear about us? I have to show validation errors in these fields. There are ...
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Is it okay to save data only when user leaving screen?

I'm designing an app that controls a connected object. In one of the screens of the app, the user can activate or disable a nightlight and set the hours of lightning (e.g. 8pm - 7am). In the first ...
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Input validation for login page

We have a password input for both our login and signup pages. As the user types their password on the signup page, they will see something resembling the following: Note: Our password input doesn't ...
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Prevent users from entering honorifics (Mr. / Mrs. / Ms.) in the First Name field

We have a high-throughput User Info intake form that get thousands of submissions everyday. The form, among other fields, has fields for First Name and Last Name. The form text is translated to the ...
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How to encourage the user to check details before submission

I'm upgrading a legacy financial application which requires users to re-enter their password before a transaction is submitted. I need to remove the password check since I'm migrating users to a new ...
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Validations for dialogs

We developed a behavior, that presents warnings in the lower part of the dialog, in case that exists, after hitting the dialog button. The user can move forward with the warning. However, in some case ...
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Is it best practice to show errors that are potentially duplicate by implicit meaning, or just one error?

When validating form fields (such as a number field) - what is considered best practice when it comes to validations that potentially encapsulate another validation? Example: An Age field on a form. ...
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Less vs. Fewer for validation message?

Should an inputs validation message read as A or B for each of the following? A Nick Name must be 10 characters or less. B Nick Name must be 10 characters or fewer. A Number must be 10 digits or ...
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Best practices for validating emails in a text area

I want to allow my users to add email recipients in a text area by just writing their addresses manually or copy & paste them from somewhere - email addresses are separated via a comma or new line....
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Empty field. Error message or just highlight?

Which way would be better to add an error massage to the required empty field or it could be just highlighted?
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Inline validation on smaller forms

I'm trying to redesign the forms on our web app and run into an issue with inline validation messages. I started with putting the error message in the top right corner above the input and this worked ...
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Data Validation - Positioning

I have discovered that users are struggling with signing into our site due to data validation. Currently, the system has this logic: Wrong email/ID = display error Wrong password = display error ...
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What should be the content of a post submitted form validation message

Say I have a form, I submitted it, and received an error. While each field with error is marked in a red frame and has an icon, and mouseover shows the exact reason for this error. should the ...
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Does it make sense to display error messages for in-place editing?

In place editing definition: A label fields that when I click turns into an input field and allows me to type modify the text. Then either by clicking out or pressing tab it will automatically save ...
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Should I require starting name with a capital letter in form

I'm part of a team developing small web app. I'm responsible for frontend part of it. We've got form with inputs for user name and last name. Backend guy made a regex that requires name to be at least ...
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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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Dropdowns/Select with changing list of items

I have "dropdowns" and "select inputs" that are fed from a remote endpoint. The list of items coming from the endpoint changes over time, so it's possible that an option selected some time ago is no ...
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When is the best time to validate an Input Field in a form? [duplicate]

I have a form with a few fields in them. I wish to validate all of them before I could submit the details entered. For example, First Name should have atleast 1 character. Email should match the Email-...
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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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How can I make complicated form logic more intuitive?

I'm building a search feature that allows users to find people based on providing a combination of their full name and SSN. The part of the business requirements that I am struggling with is this: ...
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Is it best to throw an error when validating one field on a save request

On our web application we have a form that users can use to edit details for a particular object. In the form there is one field that requires elevated permissions to update. On the UI, we hide that ...
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Forms: Best way to have users input social media links

I have a form with various inputs where I want users to be able to list various social media links such as their facebook, instagram, and twitter accounts. Simply providing a blank textbox seems ...
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Should I make space for error messages in forms?

I'm designing an mobile app for both iOS and Android, which includes a form. The form has several required input fields that the user needs to complete before continuing. If the user clicks Continue ...
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What is the best way to show Promo Code validation?

I'm working on a promo code entry field and want to give feedback to the user for both a valid and invalid entry. I want to show feedback near the input but does having the icons inside of the field ...
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Validation on a combination of fields

Our application will have multiple add forms where the user will need to enter/select at least two pieces of data before the form will allow the record to be added. These two entries must form a ...
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Form validation with checkboxes

I have a list of checkboxes, all of which have to be checked in some cases (dependent on previous selections) in order to proceed. It is important that the user reads all the checkbox labels, i.e. ...
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inline form validation when user tabs out of an empty field

My question is similar to Should inline validation check empty fields if user only tab the field but do nothing and skip to next field?, but a bit different. Let's say I have a form containing a few ...
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How to automatically add protocol to incomplete URL? [closed]

The user must fill in the url for the correct functionality of the system, including protocol (http or https). In the most cases, user pastes URL with protocol. Less often pastes URL without protocol ...
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what is the criteria for displaying invalid data in a list?

I have an App that is holding a list of gas stations and those can be sorted by Price so the user can see first the ones with cheaper prices... now, the requirement is that if the price I get from ...
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Authenticating / Validating a user, from an email/SMS invite

I'm designing a system whereby a company creates accounts for it's customers and sends an invite via email/SMS. The system contains PII, so we need to be cautious with data security. We need a ...
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Form Validation: out of focus vs. delayed onKeyPress

The right time of form validation has been discussed already several times here, here and here, but recently I noticed a few times implementations which are using delayed validation. Means you get ...
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From a UX perspective, when should you send the confirm your email message

In our sign up process, we ask the user to create a login (username and password) and then ask them to fill out the rest of their account which is a much longer process. There can be a one to many ...
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Mobile questionnaire Wizard

I am currently working on this app. We’ve done some user test on the feature and the feedback was positive. However, the sample was small and I still have some concerns about the design and we are not ...
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Form submission if optional field is invalid

If a form has some optional fields what is best way to handle validation for it? Simplest solution is to not validate the optional fields and simply allow form submission but sometimes we need to ...
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What's the best way to alert someone to an error on their form?

When someone submits a form on a Website or mobile app that has an error, what's the best place to show them the error? Should it be by the submit button or by the errant field? If it's by the errant ...
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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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How do I follow validation best practices on a form with multiple views and tabs?

I'm developing a Workflow application using Angular 2 and bootstrap. We have several forms where the user will submit one form, wait for his choices to be configured somewhere, and the form will be ...
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Updating security details on a financial app

I'm looking for help around the best practice for validating identity within an update security details flow. I am working on the sign-up, login, and updating process for a new web based financial ...
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Should a compiler give compile-time errors or warnings for syntactically valid but logically invalid code?

With some programming languages, a compiler may reject code that, while otherwise syntactically valid, is readily determined to be logically invalid through static analysis. An example is Visual C++ ...
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How to design a user interface to enter a number from 100K - 1B in increments of 100K

I could simply ask the user to type the number in, and then validate that the number is a multiple of 100K and between 100K and 1B, presenting an error message if not. I could strip out any commas ...
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Validate on keypress after an incorrect submit attempt?

I understand that validating on keypress is not recommended because it's annoying to get errors thrown in your face when you haven't finished filling out the field yet. However, what about the ...
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How to display multiple complex validation errors and warnings

To help our users in data entry, we provide them with Warnings (User's data MAY BE correct so we allow them to save) Errors (User's data IS NOT correct; cannot be saved without fixing first.) How ...
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Validating cellphone numbers

We currently require users to enter a mobile phone number that is used for receiving notifications as text messages. We've had multiple cases of people mistakenly entering their landline number ...
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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 ...