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Field Type File Comments Display
#1
Hello all, I've searched the forums and RTFMed but cannot find a solution... Comments entered in to the field config comments box are not displaying at all in the final form.
Any ideas would be most welcome!
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#2
hmm, that's no good! What type of field are you adding comments to? i.e. text box, dropdown menu, radio buttons, etc.
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#3
It's the 'file' field type that's not displaying comments.
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#4
I just tested that with one of my forms and it's not working either. Seems to be an issue with this version.
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#5
(Jan 19th, 2016, 4:49 PM)alexh Wrote: I just tested that with one of my forms and it's not working either. Seems to be an issue with this version.

Drat! Thanks for testing it.
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#6
I'm bumping this on the offchance that somebody has a solution to the file comments not displaying?
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#7
How are you using the Comments field for that File field type on your form? To display instructions to the user?
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#8
Yes, basically what information the uploaded file should contain. In one case it's also a link to a template to download and complete.
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#9
The following does not fix the issue with the “Comments” section not showing up for Field Type ‘File’, but it may give you a workaround.

I seldom use the Field Comments section on any field for user instructions, for a couple reasons. The main one is that for the form template I use, the Field Comment appears below the field, whereas I want the user’s instructions to appear directly above the field, and did not see a way to do that. Additionally, I often want to place quite a large amount of descriptive text before a particular section or field on my form. While I do use the “Field Group” description area of the View for some instructions, I often need another way to place instructions or descriptions on the form.

So, to place these longer instructions, comments or descriptions on my form, I first create a field that will hold my comments/instructions, adjust the settings for that field to allow for the size I need, then use the Hooks Manager Module to prefill that field at the time of form creation with my comments/instructions. This also gives me the ability to provide a large block of description, instruction, etc. on my form wherever I want it to appear. The method is not completely perfect as far as formatting, but it accomplishes what I need.

I'm creating a separate post with a new subject line with instructions on how to do this, if you wish to try it.
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