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    Make the first option in a drop-down field not qualified as a selected option on a required field.

    Asked by m1hunter on November 16, 2016 at 03:09 PM

    I have another request for some CSS Code. On my form I need the first selection in the drop down boxes to not qualify as a required field. Example I need my customers to select a product before the form sends the info. So i need the product selection not to count as a required field until the user selects one of the products (Patches, lapel pins ,Challenge Coins). Same thing with the quantity drop down box. 



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    Answered by Mike_G on November 16, 2016 at 03:34 PM

    Since you just want to have the words "Products" and "Quantity" to show in the two drop-down fields, I suggest you make those texts as "Empty Option Text" and not include those as options that may not trigger the "required warning message" when selected.

    Here's how:

    First, remove "Products" and "Quantity" as options.

    Notice that after you remove those text from the options, the selected-by-default option is also removed automatically.

    After doing that, go the drop-down field's properties and enable the "Show Text in Empty Option" option and set a text for it.

    I hope this helps. If you need any further assistance regarding this, please feel free to contact us again anytime.


    Thank you.