Problem making text field required

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Hi, I have added some custom code to my product page and I am trying to make it required, so the customer can’t add to cart until something is in the text field. I am using the Dawn theme and this is the code I’m using:

<p class="line-item-property__field">
<label for="initial">initial</label><br>
<input required class="required" id="initial" type="text" name="properties[initial]">

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Shopify Expert
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Adding the required attribute alone will not work since the form is set to not validate. You can enable form validation like this:


Go to the code editor and open the file sections/main-product.liquid. Look for code around line 289 that looks like this:

{%- form 'product', product, id: product_form_id, class: 'form', novalidate: 'novalidate', data-type: 'add-to-cart-form' -%}


Remove the novalidate part so that that line looks like this:

{%- form 'product', product, id: product_form_id, class: 'form', data-type: 'add-to-cart-form' -%}


Now the required attribute on the line item property field should work and customers should get an error message from the browser if they try to add the product to the cart without filling in that field.

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Worked like a charm- thank you so much!!!