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Foxmusicman
07-04-2008, 09:00 PM
Re: http://www.esuranceplan.com/life.html

When a web visitor fills out personal data form to get a term life quote, how do I revise it to reflect the following (if the form has missing information like a phone #):

The fields highlighted in red above are missing or invalid.

Stephen

D'son
07-05-2008, 03:32 AM
On the form you double click each and every edit box you want the user to have to fill in, name each accordingly (name, address, phone, etc.) then click the validate tab and set the data type you want, check the costom error message, and type in the message you want to be displayed (such as Enter phone number). Set the data length and text format. Do this for each edit box. Hint to set the tab order, right click the one you want to be first and "bring to front" repeat for the second and so on.

Foxmusicman
07-05-2008, 09:02 AM
Ed,

Thanks for the tip. I will introduce the "required" copy slowly to see what the public will accept.

Stephen

navaldesign
07-05-2008, 09:24 AM
The ONLY ways to do it is with Javascript or a php script that will validate, set the color of the specific fields in Red, and send the user back to the form itself, along with the necessary error messages.
Have a look at this one i built a couple of years ago for a client:

http://dbtechnosystems.com/Tips/Tips/en_contact1.php

Please note that such a form / script requires coding experience.

Foxmusicman
07-05-2008, 07:26 PM
Hey Navaldesign.

Unfortunately, I do not have coding experience. I checked out your client's site, and it is just what I was looking for. Thanks for your advice. But, for the time being, I'll make do with the traditional method mentioned by Ed...and see how it works. Thanks again.

Stephen