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How to make "Bio statement" a "required field

Postby faga » Sun Sep 24, 2006 2:09 pm

Hello everyone:
The backbone of the peer-review process lies within the reviewers. In our ojs v2.1.1.0 installation, we have some reviewers who do not have a description of their “Reviewing interest”, which makes it very difficult to establish a proper match with the paper under review. How can we make "Bio statement" a "required field" for Reviewers so that when a person volunteers to be a reviewer, the website will not let the registration go through until those fields have been completed.

Regards,
Abraham
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Postby asmecher » Mon Sep 25, 2006 1:44 am

Hi Abraham,

To make the "Reviewing Interests" a required field on the registration form, you'll need to do the following:
  • Add a form validator to classes/user/form/RegistrationForm.inc.php, below the line reading:
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    $this->addCheck(new FormValidator($this, 'lastName', 'required', 'user.profile.form.lastNameRequired'));
    Add the following line:
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    $this->addCheck(new FormValidator($this, 'interests', 'required', 'user.profile.form.interestsRequired'));
  • Now add a new line to locale/en_US/locale.xml below the line:
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    <message key="user.profile.form.lastNameRequired">A last name is required.</message>
    Add this line:
    Code: Select all
    <message key="user.profile.form.interestsRequired">Reviewing interests are required.</message>
If you like, you can also follow a similar process to add requirements to other forms.

Regards,
Alec Smecher
Open Journal Systems Team
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Re: How to make "Bio statement" a "required field

Postby Felicia » Fri Jul 24, 2009 7:30 pm

I tried this, but with the 'biography' field rather than 'interests' field. But I keep getting these error messages:

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Notice: Array to string conversion in /home/newsolut/public_html/classes/form/validation/FormValidator.inc.php on line 65

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/newsolut/public_html/classes/form/validation/FormValidator.inc.php:65) in /home/newsolut/public_html/classes/template/TemplateManager.inc.php on line 233

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/newsolut/public_html/classes/form/validation/FormValidator.inc.php:65) in /home/newsolut/public_html/classes/template/TemplateManager.inc.php on line 236
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Re: How to make "Bio statement" a "required field

Postby jmacgreg » Tue Jul 28, 2009 10:11 am

Hi Felicia,

This is a pretty old thread -- chances are the code has changed significantly from 2006. There should be other instructions on the forum about making required fields, but if you can't find anything, let us know.

Cheers,
James
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Re: How to make "Bio statement" a "required field

Postby Felicia » Tue Jul 28, 2009 2:07 pm

Resolve provided. Instead of FormValidator I required FormValidatorLocale. Thanks.
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Re: How to make "Bio statement" a "required field

Postby ushasharma84 » Sun Sep 12, 2010 7:20 am

hi
i am using ojs-2.3.1-2. I am trying to make Bio Statement a required field but unable to find <message key="user.profile.form.lastNameRequired"> in locale/en_US/locale.xml. So want to know where do i need to add <message key="user.profile.form.bioStatementRequired"> .
Thanks in advance.
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Re: How to make "Bio statement" a "required field

Postby jmacgreg » Mon Sep 13, 2010 9:04 pm

Hi ushasharma84,

The lastNameRequired key can be found in locale/en_US/user.xml.

Cheers,
James
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Re:

Postby lightshadow306 » Wed Aug 31, 2011 8:12 am

asmecher wrote:Hi Abraham,

To make the "Reviewing Interests" a required field on the registration form, you'll need to do the following:
  • Add a form validator to classes/user/form/RegistrationForm.inc.php, below the line reading:
    Code: Select all
    $this->addCheck(new FormValidator($this, 'lastName', 'required', 'user.profile.form.lastNameRequired'));
    Add the following line:
    Code: Select all
    $this->addCheck(new FormValidator($this, 'interests', 'required', 'user.profile.form.interestsRequired'));
  • Now add a new line to locale/en_US/locale.xml below the line:
    Code: Select all
    <message key="user.profile.form.lastNameRequired">A last name is required.</message>
    Add this line:
    Code: Select all
    <message key="user.profile.form.interestsRequired">Reviewing interests are required.</message>
If you like, you can also follow a similar process to add requirements to other forms.

Regards,
Alec Smecher
Open Journal Systems Team

I think we have better to check whether the new user register as a reviewer before make review interest as a required field, but how can we do so ? Thanks
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