I'm currently using Cardbox 3.0 (Professional Edition) and I'm trying to figure out this validation business as I'm new to Cardbox. Someone previously has set up validators but I can't seem to get the window up to edit these validators...
I;ve read that in the native format you double click on a field and then use Edit>Item properties and then pick the validation tab... but I can't seem to even find the item properties at all!
Sorry if this seems trivial but I'm new to it all and I'm completely baffeled... Thanks to anyone who can help!!! :)
Rather than double-click, you must RIGHT-CLICK the field in the Native Format, or select the field than click on "Edit" (Menu bar) and choose "Item properties" in the drop-down list - as a result the "Field Properties" dialog box will be displayed. To add or edit validators, follow the steps below :
- Click "Validate" tab
- Press arrow to display the list of available validators
- Select the desired one, than press the Add button to include in the desired "Field validators" list
- Set/Edit desired parameters in the validator-specific "Action" box (the content of the action box changes to display the parameters that are appropriate for the validator highlighted in the "Field validators" box)
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Just a quick note I thought of specifying after re- reading your post: in order to edit validators or any other field properties, you must first have the native format in EDIT MODE (in the Menu bar Choose Edit-Format-Edit)