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Anyone know a quick way to make a form text field required? I added a phone number to my shipping page in the checkout process and I cannot find where I should add the javascript.


It would be similar to making say the comments field required in the checkout process. How would I do this? There is a thread in the forum but noone figured it out.



Here is my text area, taken from my checkout_shipping.php page:



<td class="main">Contact Phone Number: (required)</td>

<td><?php echo tep_draw_input_field('sphone', '', 'sphone', '', 'text'); ?><td>






Thanks for your time!

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open create_account.php and you have the whole method coded for you already. You need to add - on the page that is processing your input (in this case same file, lower php section in php part) - the form checks.


this is how it's done on create account


if (strlen($telephone) < ENTRY_TELEPHONE_MIN_LENGTH) {

$error = true;


$messageStack->add('create_account', ENTRY_TELEPHONE_NUMBER_ERROR);





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