I've created a survey with rating questions and branch logic and most are required fields. Any suggestions/ideas on how to use Javascript/JQuery to change the OOTB required field user message "You must specify a value for this required field" ?

Thanks in advance

  • can you share some bits of the html source around the field validator? – Tiago Duarte Jul 31 '14 at 21:15

this will be attached specifically to surveys and you can tweak both types of messages

<script type="text/javascript">
$(document).ready(function () {

        //override: "You must specify a value for this required field."

        //per-field validator
        $('.ms-formbodysurvey .ms-formvalidation > span[role="alert"]').text("Please specify a value for this field.");

        //summary validator
        $('.ms-formbodysurvey span.ms-formvalidation[role="alert"]').text("Please make sure all required fields are properly filled.");

  • I just added this code to change alert in newForm.aspx "You must specify a value for this required field". Unfortunately, after applied this code Formula column Validation in my form not working. Any solution? – Ameenah Alley Sep 9 '17 at 7:37
  • I can't think of a reason why this would break something, unless of course you don't have jquery and the $ is breaking your scripts. check the console for errors – Tiago Duarte Sep 10 '17 at 9:22

You can use this code. You should add this to both NewForm.aspx and EditForm.aspx.

<script type="text/javascript">

var alertSpan= $('span[role="alert"]');
alertSpan.text('My Custom Alert!');


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