How to validate and restrict data values for a text field?

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How to validate and restrict data values for a text field?

Answer

To make a restriction on what values are allowed for a text field:

  1. Open the field properties in the Document Definition editor, and navigate to the Data tab.
  2. Click on Edit under the Validation section.
  3. Enable the Content constraint option and select the Allowed values or the Regular expression from the list.
  4. Enable Use an external source of allowed values to validate the value with the data from a Database or File.
  5. Enable Treat validation error as warning to get a warning instead of an error if validation is not successful.

 

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