I have an "Issue list" and I am writing some jquery code to validate some fields based on the status of the issue. I am using PreSaveAction() function to make the validation, but I see that the fields which are set as required via the UI are not validated. I have to validate them as well. What is the best way to do custom validation in new/edit forms, but still retain validations of other fields which are already set as required via UI?

  • if you simply return false if there is a validation problem, or true if it is all good client-wise, the ootb validation should take care of the the remaining pre-existing validations Jul 2, 2015 at 13:39

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When a field is set to required, then Required Field text is added to the title of the field. So, do something like this:

function PreSaveAction(){
if($('input[title="FieldName Required Field"]').val() == ''){
    alert('Please enter some value');
    return false;
   return true;

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