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Help with Validation Rule RRS feed

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  • I have this validation rule for a text box in my form, to require valid email entry:

    Like "?*@?*.??*"

    It's basic, but it works. The problem is, consider this scenario, the user clicks in or tabs to the email text box and begins to enter an email, but then deletes it and then clicks out or tabs out of the text box. The validation rule is going to require an email entry before the user can leave. They're stuck now. 

    For my purposes, the email is not a required field, so is there a way to set the validation rule to accept an email OR remain blank? That way the user can change their mind, fill out the rest of the form and then come back to the email or just leave it blank.

    Otherwise, I'm going to just write code to do the validation when the user clicks to submit the record to the database.

    tod

    Thursday, August 18, 2016 5:17 PM

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