Require Biographical Information

Application logic, including hard and soft fails, ensure applicants enter all necessary data prior to submitting an application.

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Using Testing Queries
Before you commit to using the application logic records, try a testing query by importing the Suitcase link in the second tab. These queries recreate the application logic records, taking advantage of the Query Builder's Preview Results function to ensure the records that should be receiving the hard or soft fails appear. If you only use the application logic records, you'll only see the number of records affected.
Application Logic Suitcase ID Testing Queries Suitcase ID
082d8112-e41b-4fc5-aef5-9c7beef46969:slate-showcase

Require a Name Field

This example prevents application submission if the applicant is missing a last name.

  1. Type - Submission Requirement
  2. Section: Custom Application Page, which will begin as "frm?"
  3. Name - Provide the text that will display when the applicant is missing information.
  4. Warning -Select Hard Fail.
  5. Base - Configurable Joins - Application
  6. Filters - Create a Subquery Filter (Aggregate - Not Exists) for the field that should have a value saved.

Warn if Middle Name is Missing

Warn applicants if they did not enter a middle name. Since not everyone has a middle name, making this a hard fail would prevent applicants who do not have a middle name from being able to submit the application.

  1. Type - Submission Requirement
  2. Section: Custom Application Page, which will begin as "frm?"
  3. Name - Provide the text that will display when the applicant is missing information.
  4. Warning -Select Soft Fail.
  5. Base - Configurable Joins - Application
  6. Filters - Create a Subquery Filter (Aggregate - Not Exists) for each field that should have a value saved.

    In this example, the middle name is a free text field - an export is required to identify those without a middle name added.

 

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