# Is there a way to configure the Ask function so that input fields can be optional?

I see that FormFunction includes settings that could work, but I can't seem to find any way to get it to work within the "Ask" framework.

Among many things that I tried, this does not work:

Ask[{responseName, prompt} -> <|Interpreter -> "String",
"Required" -> False|>];


It no longer warns that the field is required, but it repeats the Ask forever until the field is filled.

Thanks for any guidance!

• Hi Kuba. Setting a default value is a step in the right direction, but different from making a field optional. It doesn't solve my issue in this case. I've continued to fiddle with it, but have not solved it. I don't think optional fields are supported yet. Thanks! Dec 16 '16 at 15:44
• But what exactly do you expect from optional field? You said it repeats the question, now it is solved. I know it is a trick but why doesn't it fit your needs?
– Kuba
Dec 16 '16 at 15:46
• I was hoping that the user could leave that paricular field blank and proceed the the form. Dec 17 '16 at 17:52
• But user can leave it blank.
– Kuba
Dec 17 '16 at 17:57

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