I have added an issue tracking list inside my SharePoint 2013 team site. And I set the Description field to be a required column as follow:-

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And inside the “Issue” content type I specify that the Description is Required.

Currently when a user tries to add a new item and he leaves the Description field empty he will get duplicate errors as follow:-

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So can anyone advice what is the reason behind this? . please note that i have created a new Create form using SharePoint designer, this form which is causing the problem . and here is the markup from the Create.aspx form which responsible for the Description field:-

<td width="190px" valign="top" class="ms-formlabel">
<H3 class="ms-standardheader">
<nobr>Description<span class="ms-formvalidation"> *</span>
<td width="400px" valign="top" class="ms-formbody">
<SharePoint:FormField runat="server" id="ff2{$Pos}" ControlMode="New" FieldName="Comment" __designer:bind="{ddwrt:DataBind('i',concat('ff2',$Pos),'Value','ValueChanged','ID',ddwrt:EscapeDelims(string(@ID)),'@Comment')}"/>
<SharePoint:FieldDescription runat="server" id="ff2description{$Pos}" FieldName="Comment" ControlMode="New"/>

That's one of the UI issues in SharePoint 2013, that when Enhanced Rich Text is selected the required validation message appears twice.

I don't know if there is an update available to fix this (and other issues).

But you can try some JS/jQuery to hide one of them.

  • so at-least this does not indicate that i have a problem in my list settings .? – john Gu Nov 9 '14 at 23:43
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    true, there is no problem with your list settings here. It's SharePoint's bug ! – Arsalan Adam Khatri Nov 10 '14 at 5:30

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