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What does the required checkbox option mean?
What does the required checkbox option mean?

What the required option in the field modal does when enabled in the App Designer.

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Written by Mike Meesseman
Updated over a week ago

When the required checkbox option is enabled the field will have to have a value before the record can be fully saved in the Data Viewer on the web app or the mobile apps. This is ideal if you wish to ensure that the data collector enters a value for the field.

On the web app, this means that the field will need a value before you can save the record.

On the mobile apps (Android, iOS), if records can be saved as a draft (allowable by default), then the user will be presented with an option to save the record in a draft state if any required fields do not have values.

When records are saved as a draft they only exist on the mobile app and are not synced to the server until completed.

When importing data, the importer does not enforce requirement logic and records will be created/edited without the value in the fields. The next time the record is edited after it has been imported the fields that are required will need to have values.

The Required field? option is available on all field types, except for Section, Label, Hyperlink, and Calculation fields.

Setting a field as required, by enabling the checkbox, means that a value most be entered in the field in order to save the record.

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