Issue with Material Request (REQUESTED FOR Field) v12

In ERPNext v12, there is an issue with the Requested For field of the Material Request document. When the reason for the Material Request is entered in the Requested For field, system displays an invalid email error message. See screenshots below:

Yes by design the requested_by Data field expects a valid Email address.

To look up and check that doctype’s definition, try say this

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Hi @clarkej, thanks for your response.

The Requested For field expects an email address? I never knew. Is this new? In previous versions I could enter the transaction description in that field. I learnt this from the ERPNext video

ERPNext - Material Request - YouTube