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Sorry, I didn’t explain the relationship of the drop down field to my read only fields very well. The dropdown field is not read only. It’s given a list of options from a database connect command and the user will select one of those options. When the selected index of the dropdown changes, that calls a behavior to “load” values into the read only fields. So they are editable in an indirect way. However, I couldn’t use a check mandatory on my dropdown because when they are populated by a connect command the system doesn’t prepend a blank option the same way a dropdown would that had manually entered options or if it was tied to a predefined list. In another case, my forms have a “customer select page” and after they select a customer a bunch of read only fields are given values through a connect command. I need to make sure the user has selected a customer. The way they select the customer is through a table that displays results from a query to the user, the user will then click a select button for the row of the customer they want and that will fill the read only fields. You describe using a “condition based on the selection made” and then running either a check mandatory or a show message. I can see how I would get a show message to work although I would like to avoid that because then I would have to manually change the border color of the fields to signify to the user that action needs to be taken on those fields. I don’t see a way to do it with a check mandatory since by default the dropdowns will be set to a value if i fill them with data from a connect command. I’m not trying to be difficult, but right now I’m going through the system before the rest of our form builders to establish some standards and I’d like to find the most straight forward method for these things as possible.