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Screen does not focus on error containing field on submit



When a Validation is added to a property and an invalid field submitted, the Validation error does not receive focus automatically.

Error Messages

Not Applicable

Steps to Reproduce

  1. Add validation on a property.
  2. On Submit, ensure that the property value fails validation. Error displays at the top section of the screen. However, the focus is not on the error.

Root Cause

This behavior is as per Pega product design.


Perform the following local-change:
  1. Add a Run Script on the Submit button and provide the setFocusOnErrorList function.
  2. Add the below script to the UserWorkForm. In the JavaScript API, invoke the setFocusOnErrorList() function:

    function setFocusOnErrorList(){
            var e = document.getElementsByClassName("iconErrorDiv"); 
            e = e[0]; 
            if(e && e.firstChild){
                e.parentNode.tabIndex = "0"; 


Published February 12, 2020 - Updated December 2, 2021

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