Class DataValidation


The base DataValidation that contains properties common to all validations, such as help text. Validations can be added to certain Form items.

 // Add a text item to a form and require it to be a number within a range.
 var textItem = form.addTextItem().setTitle('Pick a number between 1 and 100?');
 var textValidation = FormApp.createTextValidation()
   .setHelpText(“Input was not a number between 1 and 100.”)
   .requireNumberBetween(1, 100);


MethodReturn typeBrief description
getHelpText()StringGets the DataValidation's help text.

Detailed documentation


Gets the DataValidation's help text. This text is shown to the user if the input fails validation.


String — the DataValidation's help text

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