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Status Future consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Nov 9, 2017

Spark UI widget indicates when field is mandatory

When I set the Visibility configuration option of a Spark UI control to “REQUIRED”, I expect to see a little red asterisk (*) next to the label text to indicate that the field is mandatory. Older versions of BPM widgets, the Heritage Coaches, supported this natively but Spark UI doesn't. The online Spark-official documents which describe how to make a field always mandatory using CSS classes, but not conditionally mandatory via the Coach View framework, are not adequate for this purpose.

Idea priority High
Use Case
I need something that will switch the coach view between mandatory and non-mandatory as I change the Visibility configuration option at run-time in JavaScript, for example, when the user changes the selected value of a drop-down box, similar to the way the coach view displays/hides itself when I change the Visibility configuration option at run-time from "NONE" to "EDITABLE" and back.
RFE ID 112874
RFE URL
RFE Product IBM Business Process Manager on Cloud
  • Guest
    Nov 9, 2017

    Attachment (Description): This is an example showing how the developerWorks RFE website designates a field as mandatory. It is evidence that putting a red asterisk next to a field label to designate it as mandatory is an international standard to which IBM conforms in its own websites, therefore the Spark UI toolkit should conform too.

  • Guest
    Nov 9, 2017

    Attachment (Description): This is an example showing how the Heritage Coaches designated a field as mandatory when the visibility is "Required". In my opinion, making all the label text red is too much, but note the red asterisk against the label.