I have site with a content type that has a large number of fields on it.
I would like to allow users to start to create nodes, but not have to fill out all of the fields in one sitting. Partially completed nodes don't have to be published, but they do need to be saved in the database.
Is is possible to save the node in an uncompleted state without the validation rules running. I am mainly interested in required fields not being required, unless the node is published.
When users finish populating nodes, the validation rules should run when the node is published.
Are there any ways to accomplish this workflow?