I have one detail page where i have inserted inline VF page which is used for text search and save the results of text search into some custom field of detail VF page.There are few text fields inside inline Vf page.I want to make those fields mandatory inside inline VF page.is it possible.Or any other solution.

  • Can you post the inline VF and outside VF code ? Feb 25, 2016 at 10:54

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I can think of 4 options:

  1. Create a validation rule for new records.
  2. Use a Before Insert Trigger. Either of these two will cause the fields to become required.
  3. You can also add code to the inline VF fields to apply the required attribute before the page can be saved.

  4. Finally, if wrapped in a form tag, you can use the features from something like the jQuery validation plug-in that won't allow it to "submit" until those fields have been completed.

Since you've not provided code, those are the best options I can think of that would apply to the situation you've presented.

  • Door #3 methinks.
    – Adrian Larson
    Feb 25, 2016 at 15:07
  • @AdrianLarson #3 would be my choice as well, but many people like smorgasbords. ;)
    – crmprogdev
    Feb 25, 2016 at 15:10
  • Yes, it's the only way to answer such a question.
    – Adrian Larson
    Feb 25, 2016 at 15:11

Yes. It is absolutely possible. You can make use of required attribute on text fields which will make the fields mandatory.Please find the screenshot which shows my test implemented inline contact's VF page where I have made Home Phone mandatory.

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  • @shailesh-will those fields be visible in standard edit page.No right ?
    – Jack vardy
    Feb 25, 2016 at 11:46
  • @RobertBarnett Sorry if I misunderstood the question. Could you please post some of your code? Feb 25, 2016 at 12:07
  • I have one standard page layout for creating a record in which i am adding inline VF page.Now when i am trying to create record that time inline Vf page wont be available.Once record is created then only we can see inline vf page as inline vf page is available on detail page only.So what i want is how to check for validation on fields of inline page while creating a new records.
    – Jack vardy
    Feb 25, 2016 at 12:21

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