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Melissa K.
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Multiple Choice Required?  en

Autor: Melissa K.
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Hey everyone

So, I was making a form for a website, and I noticed that the Multiple Choice option is the only one that we cannot set as a mandatory field, and I would really need it to be mandatory.

Why can't we set it as mandatory? It should be available, like every other option?

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Paul M.
Paul M.
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Hello Melissa,

Checkboxes are intrinsically mandatory when building a form: they represent a binary choice which can only be either yes/no, true/false, etc.  -  it must always be possible for the user to express the negative option.

Imagine I have half a dozen checkboxes set as Multiple Choices on a form...  I wish to answer no/false to every single option...  yet the form creator has set the checkboxes as 'mandatory' so I cannot proceed unless I select at least one of them.  You can see why this would not be good form design.

A Multiple Choice checklist on a form is mandatory by its presence alone.  An unticked checkbox is as valid a choice as a ticked one.

In some cases a combination of single choice radio buttons can be a more appropriate solution.

Kind regards,

Paul

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Melissa K.
Melissa K.
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Paul,

I understand where you're coming from, but that should be at the discretion of the designer of the form, not the program.

If I want the form to ask the visitor "how can we contact you?" and I provide a variation of email, calling, or sms, and I want them to have to pick an option before proceeding, it's not so far-fetched that I would want to have that question mandatory.

Considering the alternative would be to force them to answer 3 questions for each option I'd like, particularly if they want a combination of the three, just makes for confusing web design.

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Stefano G.
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Hello Melissa

I can understand the result you wish to achieve, but I have to confirm that at the moment, this is not possible via software alone.

As mentioned by Paul, you will have to mandatorily make use of Radio boxes if you wish to have at least an option set as mandatory. The checkbox will always allow you to leave all of them empty. 

In this case, you will have to rethink the structure of the form a little in order to obtain the required result

Thank you for your understanding

Stefano 

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Melissa K.
Melissa K.
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Stefano,

Thank you for letting me know. Like I mentioned, the question that I have is direct and doesn't have the need to be left empty. To leave it empty would be detrimental to the result I am trying to achieve, does that make sense?

Besides, as I mentioned before, shouldn't it be at the discretion of the designer as to whether or not the question is mandatory or not?

I will hope that a future version of the program does allow for that to be made a required question.

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