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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
14141Bug reportsSurvey editingpublic2020-10-27 09:19
Reportercookiemonster Assigned Toeddylackmann  
Status assignedResolutionopen 
Summary14141: question type (dropdown) is not marked with mandatory border style

question type (dropdown) is not marked with mandatory border style

Steps To Reproduce

create a survey with that question type, set mandatory, submit without providing answer - see border "flickering" and then not showing at all

Additional Information

see attachment

TagsNo tags attached.
Complete LimeSurvey version number (& build)Version 3.14.9+180917
I will donate to the project if issue is resolvedNo
Sync to Zoho ProjectYes
Database & DB-Versionlibmysql - 5.5.54
Server OS (if known)Ubuntu
Webserver software & version (if known)Apache/2.4.7
PHP Version5.5.9




2018-10-11 09:47


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2018-10-11 09:49

reporter   ~49305

forgot to mention...affects fruity and others (even unmodified)



2018-10-11 10:51

developer   ~49307

vanilla too ?



2018-10-11 10:55

reporter   ~49308

in vanilla there's no border at all



2019-10-01 18:05

administrator   ~53813

@cookiemonster still there in the newer version of LS ? I can reproduce it !



2019-10-02 09:24

reporter   ~53819

@eddylackmann Running Version 3.17.9+190731 at the moment - it's still in there
Will not upgrade for a while, but can test then again.



2019-10-31 15:01

reporter   ~54298

bug confirmed on

PHP Version 7.2.23
mysqlnd 5.0.12-dev - 20150407
Apache 2.0 Handler
Linux amd64 / Debian 4.9.168
Version 3.19.3+191023

it may cause a real problem for users when filling a survey, especially if the survey begins with a long radio or select box; see demo pics and lss example

the user submit without filling 1st mandatory field; then, the focus is on... the second question!



2019-11-01 11:45

reporter   ~54316

bug confirmed in Version 3.17.5+190604 and already present in Version 3.7.1+180424

Debian 4.9.168-1+deb9u3~deb8u1 (2019-06-17) x86_64
mysqlnd 5.0.12-dev - 20150407
PHP Version 7.3.10
Apache 2.0 Handler

Focus on mandatory (dropdown/radio-button) question doesn't work.
It's confusing if order of questions matters and participants are leaded to non-answered questions at the bottom of a group question or if there is no focus because remaining non-answered but mandatory questions are all dropdowns (idem fradeff above).

!!! If you use Question validation Tip conditioned by answers to previous questions, focusing (after submit) and instant shadowing works fine.
See example below, choosing master as education level causes year of completion to become mandatory ... . Perhaps this difference to non-focusing global mandatory questions (dropdown) will help to correct the bug.
In my opinion and in term of user experience this isn't a minor bug.

I will financially contribute to its correction because my client complained getting lost during answering.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2018-10-11 09:47 cookiemonster New Issue
2018-10-11 09:47 cookiemonster File Added: 452B4E38.PNG
2018-10-11 09:49 cookiemonster Note Added: 49305
2018-10-11 10:51 DenisChenu Note Added: 49307
2018-10-11 10:55 cookiemonster Note Added: 49308
2018-10-12 10:32 LouisGac Assigned To => dominikvitt
2018-10-12 10:32 LouisGac Status new => assigned
2019-07-15 11:41 dominikvitt Assigned To dominikvitt => cdorin
2019-08-08 17:16 cdorin Assigned To cdorin => eddylackmann
2019-10-01 18:05 eddylackmann Note Added: 53813
2019-10-02 09:24 cookiemonster Note Added: 53819
2019-10-31 15:01 fradeff File Added:
2019-10-31 15:01 fradeff File Added:
2019-10-31 15:01 fradeff File Added:
2019-10-31 15:01 fradeff File Added: limesurvey_survey_712565.lss
2019-10-31 15:01 fradeff Note Added: 54298
2019-11-01 11:45 rgraf File Added: master_mandatory_indication_of_year.png
2019-11-01 11:45 rgraf Note Added: 54316
2019-11-01 17:25 c_schmitz Category Survey design => Survey editing
2020-10-27 09:15 eddylackmann Sync to Zoho Project => Yes
2020-10-27 09:19 eddylackmann Sync to Zoho Project Yes => Yes