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I have a master list with multiple views associated to it. Each view will have its own InfoPath 2010 form.

I need to have fields required based on the InfoPath form, as opposed to setting them as required in SharePoint 2010. The reason for this is I need the flexibility set a field as required for one View and not required for another.

I know how to set these fields as required, using validation rules, for single line of text fields. However, it looks like the Validation rule is not an option for Choice and Lookup fields.

Does anyone have a way that I can set these Choice/Lookup fields as required within the InfoPath form itself?

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you need to add the fields (choice or Lookup) through UI first and then customize the form and select that field (add the field in the form if needed) and go to properties and make it mandatory through Infopath Designer.

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If I make the field required within InfoPath Designer, won't that translate to SharePoint and make the corresponding SharePoint field required as well? I'm trying to stay away from having SharePoint show the field as required. As an example, I want the field within SharePoint to look as if it is not required, while the InfoPath form itself enforces if the field is actually required or not. Hope that helps clear up my question. –  Jim Shorts Feb 6 '13 at 20:22
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