2 Ways to make a field required in InfoPath 2010

In this InfoPath 2010 video tutorial you will learn two ways to make an InfoPath field required and when it makes sense to use each method.

Required or mandatory fields in InfoPath are fields that a user must fill out on an InfoPath form. You can make an InfoPath field required by either placing a direct constraint on the field in the Main data source of the form through its Cannot Be Blank property or by using a validation rule.

The video below shows you the two ways to make a field required in InfoPath 2010 and explains when it is appropriate to use each method.

In this InfoPath 2010 tutorial video, you learned...

  • How to use the Cannot be blank property to make a field mandatory.
  • How to use InfoPath data validation to make a field required.
  • What the difference is between the two methods of making an InfoPath field required.
  • When you should choose one method over the other.

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