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Temporarily deactivate a validation formula

This tip describes how to temporarily deactivate a validation formula.

Sometimes you may need to 'deactivate' a validation formula for troubleshooting reasons (or perhaps a client doesn't want to validate a field now, but will want to later). Well, you can leave the validation formula in place, and still have it be disregarded by the system. Just place a [emptyvariable] = in front of the formula. For example:

The active validation formula: @If( Name = ""; @Failure("Please fill in the Name field."); @Success)

becomes inactive when changed to: 1 = @If( Name = ""; @Failure("Please fill in the Name field."); @Success)

I use '1' because it's short. You could use 'A', or 'RemoveThisWhenTheFormulaNeedsToBeActive', etc.

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