I am looking for a jQuery script to conditionally disable two field types:

  1. Disable a text field if it is not blank and
  2. Disable a number field once it is non zero.

I see many posts on disabling People Pickers and Date fields, but not the above.

Thank you for you help.


1 Answer 1


Assuming you want to disable the form fields on Edit form.

For Single line of text field: Consider column name is - Title

    if($("input[title^='Title']").val()) {
        $("input[title^='Title']").attr("disabled", "disabled");
        //$("input[title^='Title']").attr("readonly", "readonly");

For Number field: Consider column name is - Content Amount

    if($("input[title^='Content Amount']").val() != "0") {
        $("input[title^='Content Amount']").attr("disabled", "disabled");
        //$("input[title^='Content Amount']").attr("readonly", "readonly");
  • 1
    Ganesh, thank you!! This is exactly what I was looking for. Have a great day and stay safe.
    – ChasEpes
    Nov 3, 2020 at 14:31
  • Hi Ganesh: Now I need to disable a date field once it is populated. Might you be able to help with this? Thank you!
    – ChasEpes
    Feb 25, 2021 at 15:15

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