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Edit validate field validations allows focus to move on



Edit validate rules can be used to generate validation errors upon losing focus or changing the value of a field.

But if a user tabs out to trigger the error, the focus is already onto the next field.

This can be an issue for accessible users as they might start typing to correct the validation, but they are on the wrong field.

In contrast, client side required fields are prompted with a dialog which forces the user to move back to correct the field.

Error Messages

Not Applicable

Steps to Reproduce

  1. Configure edit validate to fire upon leaving a field. It fails validation.
  2. Notice what field currently has focus.

Root Cause

This issue was determined to be a product enhancement request.

Edit validate rules are performed server side. It cannot be configured to behave the same as client side validations (with dialogs to force a user back to the offending field).


An enhancement request, FDBK-19538, has been created for consideration by Pega Product Management.

Published May 15, 2017 - Updated June 5, 2017

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