INVALID

Display a validation error message and prevent the record or repeatable item from being saved.

Description

The INVALID function is designed for the sole purpose of doing custom validations when saving records. It’s a special purpose function that’s intended to only be used within the validate-record and validate-repeatable events. It’s different from ALERT in a couple of ways. First, it instructs the editor to halt saving the record. And second, messages passed to INVALID are combined and displayed alongside the rest of the built-in validations like required fields, pattern validations, and min/max constraints. This allows custom validation logic to be displayed in a natural way to the end user as if it were a built-in validation.

Parameters

message String (required) - The validation error message content for the alert

Examples

// Displays an alert and stops the record from being saved
INVALID('Depth must be less than 20.')
// Use with the 'validate-record' event to stop a record from being saved
ON('validate-record', function (event) {
   if (NUM($depth) >= 20) {
     INVALID('Depth must be less than 20.')
   }
});
// Use with the 'validate-repeatable' event to stop a repeatable from being saved
ON('validate-repeatable', 'repeatable_field_name', function (event) {
   if (!ISSELECTED($choice_field, 'Purple')) {
     INVALID('You gotta pick purple!')
   }
});