Questions tagged [validation]

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

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What's the optimal number of digits for a verification text message?

This is regarding a validation process in an app. User has downloaded the app, within it they get asked to validate their account through a text message. So they have to check their messages, then ...
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Address validation in ecommerce. How to present? [closed]

Imagine a standard webshop with a standard checkout flow where the customer must enter a valid shipping address. I'm looking for a good usage of the UPS Address Validation - Street Level API but can't ...
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What is the best way to validate a discount card online?

We are trying to figure out the best way to re-introduce a discount feature to our website. We have recently undergone a massive project implementing online sales to the site which has left us in a ...
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Communicating variable pricing in a form field?

Scenario I own a car rental shop and am setting up a fee schedule for when customers bring back a vehicle with signs of damage. Some damage has a defined price ie. a rear view mirror. Some damage is ...
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Valid to / Expiration date inclusive or exclusive

I have a form with a "Valid to" date field. This field represents the date in which something will expire. Should the "Valid to" date be inclusive or exclusive? E.g. Valid to = 04.02.2020. Should it ...
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Browsers ruin password UX with dropdown menus. How can I fix it?

FYI the image above was taken with autocomplete="new-password" As you can see, the dropdown is covering the error message (which ends in "letters and numbers" (plus a few other error messages). This ...
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Same form fields - two purposes/functions

Working on a project for adding new entry/entries to a table and/or viewing the table. We have required fields for adding a new entry. Only one of those fields is required for viewing. The ...
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How to provide validation feedback for multiple rows in a grid?

I'm designing a page that needs to let a user upload a spreadsheet with content to be imported into my database. I anticipate that some of these rows will contain data that's fine in Excel, but ...
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What's the best practice for screen navigation after invalid user input? [duplicate]

Consider an Angular app with many user inputs over screens A, B and C. Screen C needs valid inputs from A and B; B from A only; and A is independent. Suppose while on screen B the user enters invalid ...
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Diagnostics Report vs Form Validation when results are already known?

Context: I'm working on a software where the user can add specific external devices by using their IP and various other settings. These settings need to be entered correctly using a form and if ...
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validating input widgets

[This may be a well-worn old question -- apologies if so, but I have no idea how to search for it.] First, the background. (This is not the question yet.) Suppose I've got a GUI with an input ...
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When should an input validation border change?

When I was working on validation just now, I came up with a couple of questions with regard to validation. When should an input border's color change? When should it turn from (a default or) no color ...
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Form input - Follow expected sequence or offer field validation?

Validation opposed to expectations My team proposed to change the usual sequence of an address form. They want to put the country before the other address fields so they can validate the following ...
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When and how present a warning message when fields are not valid anymore?

I am working on a web app in which admin users can create forms, and editor users use those to create content. Admin can edit a form previously created and add warning validation based on specific ...
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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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