Validating data entry
Once you have designed your form, added form fields, and supporting text you can configure some data entry rules, i.e. validation, on your form fields. The main objective is to ensure that the form is filled out correctly. This is done by checking that data entered into each field is of the correct format, structure and sequence.
If data entry is not correct the form cannot be submitted until validation is successful.
Validation of Formats
The Format tab for text fields and combo boxes performs validation in that the format of each form field can be restricted to a set structure and sequence.
Text fields can be made to display:
a Number with differing decimal place settings, separators, or currency symbols. Including distinguishing negative numbers from positive numbers.
a Date of varying date formats, with differing delimiter types.
a Time of varying time formats.
For numeric fields you can apply Simple Validation to restrict the number range that the form recipient can input by setting a Minimum value and Maximum value.
Some examples of custom validation include:
the blocking of swear words.
Specifying account numbers with a set structure (e.g., EM 158 3466 7546//2).