Subject Required Fields and Exception Handling
Author Paul
I have a field in a query (IB_Query) which I set the column attributes
to Required.

I would like to handle the exception to provide a more friendly and
informative message, and the option of looking in the help file.

I have tried the onError and onPostError events, but the required
exception happens before these events.

OnValidateField is only useful if the field is edited - if no editing
occurs - not called for this field.

I can check in the before post event, as this occurs before the required
exception. The problem with this is that if cancel is called at this
point, all edits are lost. Is there another way to abort the post at
this point and still retail the edited detail ?

Is there a better way than the before post event to handle the required