I have a list .

I edit the form with infopath. When I do the new information if required field is empty ,the following error

InfoPath cannot submit the form because it contains errors. Errors are marked with either a red asterisk (reguired fields) or a red , dashed border (invalid values).

  • Seems to be going something wrong in role you defined. Can you please elaborate your question more so I can get more Idea. Commented Oct 17, 2012 at 12:03

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This is standard infopath error notification mechanism(if form is opened in browser). This message means that value for one of your field is empty(or some invalid values as message says). Required field indicates with red star by default. But you can customize tool tip for required field and apply some formatting if field is empty (for example red background if field value is empty).

To do this, you need to uncheck "Cannnot be blank " settings for control and then add custom rule: Home ribbon tab, Rules-> Ad Rule->Is Blank->Show Validation Message or\and Formatting(bad). Two rules will be added to our field, in rule settings you can specify what formatting to apply and validation screen tip.

  • thanks a lot , I defined a custom role, but again the error
    – ar.gorgin
    Commented Dec 26, 2011 at 4:56
  • When does this error appear? When your field value and you click "Save"? Commented Dec 26, 2011 at 8:57
  • when field is empty and click "Save"
    – ar.gorgin
    Commented Dec 26, 2011 at 9:13
  • Ok, this is expected InfoPath behavior, this error indicates, that you need fill all required fields Commented Dec 26, 2011 at 9:34
  • I set custtom rule : is blank->screentip : this filed cannot be blank ->show screentip only , but show this messagebox
    – ar.gorgin
    Commented Dec 26, 2011 at 9:58

See this link:


I hope it will be helpful.

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    Commented Oct 17, 2012 at 12:12

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