I am using to get as input certain values. I have set the 'required' attribure of inputText to 'true' but unfortunately, if i do not enter any value to the field then no error shows up.

here is what a piece of my code looks like:

        <apex:pageBlockSection >
         <apex:pageblockSectionItem >
            <apex:outputlabel for="Address_Line1">
            Address Line 1
            <apex:panelGroup >
            <apex:inputText id="Address_Line1" value="{!AddrLine1}" required="true"/>

3 Answers 3


When you want to use required attribute that time you have to add < apex:pageMessage> tag in your visualforce page if you will add this that time error automatic display when you not fill that field and click submit button.

  • I am using inputText and not inputField.
    – juhi
    Commented Jul 16, 2014 at 20:14

As you haven't provided the whole page this is a best guess that you do not have the:


present in the page which is where the "Validation Error: Value is required." error would be presented.


Since it is inputText and not inputField it doesn't behave the same way. There is a blog on this topic here that walks you through an alternative way of replicating the error: http://bobbuzzard.blogspot.com/2011/04/field-level-error-messages-with_29.html

  • Thanks for help..but I am afraid of using such workarounds as we do not know when the functionality of these styleclass would get changed!!
    – juhi
    Commented Jul 16, 2014 at 19:41
  • You could use <style></style> to create your own but still use the error wrapper method.
    – Jenny B
    Commented Jul 16, 2014 at 20:11

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