When you are defining the field click the 'Options...' box in the bottom right. Go to the 'Validation' tab, and check the 'Is not empty' option.
I think I have been working on this so long that my brain is too tired to try and figure anything out on it's own! =) That solution did help, although, if you accidentally put a space in the field it's no longer considered empty. But, I don't really think that will be an issue for me. The 2nd issue wasn't an empty field issue, but rather missing information from a calculated field. I am using the calculated field to show full name and address and in my record, there is a company name and 2 email slots for 5 people. I later use that calculated field for users to choose a recipient. If all the fields in the calculation are empty, it's fine, because it won't evaluate if ALL the fields are empty, but if you enter one address for a contact and not a second, it ends up showing a field for "Contact" "<>" because the name has data, but not the 2nd email field. Is there a way to tell the calculated field only to evaluate if all fields contain data?
Thank you for your post.
Yes, you can create a calculation that on evaluates if all fields contain data. Let's assume the fields are:
Create your calculation with the following formula:
If ( IsEmpty (Field1) or IsEmpty (Field2) or IsEmpty (Field3) or IsEmpty (Field4) or IsEmpty (Field5) ; "" ; <calculation> )
That is, if any of the fields (Field1... Field5) are empty, then the calculation is empty. Otherwise, evaluate the calculation you want to display.
Does that make sense?
Thank you! That worked great!