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Would like submit button only to validate, but not submit for fax form

  1. Minnie
    Member

    In addition to an order form, which submits information, I have a second similar form which is only meant to be printed out for faxing, but not submitted.

    I've hidden the submit button with a replacement image of a 1 pixel image, but that doesn't give the benefit of making sure the user is forced to fill in the appropriate fields.

    So, is there a way to validate without submitting? Thanks

    Posted 10 years ago on Tuesday March 27, 2012 | Permalink
  2. Nope, the validation happens on the server side once the form is posted. You would have to create a custom solution and employ some kind of client-side validation script to check for valid input without submitting the form.

    Posted 10 years ago on Tuesday March 27, 2012 | Permalink
  3. Minnie
    Member

    Thanks for your reply. I just thought of something that might be a successful workaround. What about a required form input that can never be completed! Further, the custom error message could be something like: "Please be sure all fields are completed. When only this message appears, you are ready to print."

    I guess then, the info would compare on the server, but never be stored. Thoughts?

    Posted 10 years ago on Wednesday March 28, 2012 | Permalink
  4. Yep, that's kind of an odd workaround but conceptually it could work.

    Posted 10 years ago on Wednesday March 28, 2012 | Permalink