6.5. Provide help for entering data

Whenever the user is expected to enter values in a specific format in a form field, this must be indicated to the user.

Screenshot of a "Your password" field with a help text saying "(minimum 8 characters including at least 1 digit)".
In this example, the password complexity requirements are specified close to the field.
Screenshot of a "Date of departure" field with a help text saying "DD/MM/YYYY".
In this example, the format required for the date of departure is specified close to the field.
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In this example, information concerning the format and size of the document
is provided before the document is sent.

Tip

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In addition to the mandatory helpers, a good practice is to provide autocompletion systems on the free entry fields (global search, route search, etc.).

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