Is it possible to set a default value for the HTML Form Web Part for SharePoint? I'm using SharePoint Online and I am using the HTML Form web part to filter a list on the same page. What I would like to do is have no results displayed on the page until a users selects an option from the drop down. I've tried:

<option value=" " selected="selected"> </option> 

But that doesn't work.

  • Should you provide the full HTML From Web Part source code Commented Aug 5, 2016 at 14:46

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The above syntax is valid , you should make sure that

  • There are not any event or action set the default value for option control.
  • Make sure that you are using the correct syntax for select tag as the following
<option value="India">India</option>
<option value="USA">USA</option>
<option value="" selected="selected">  </option>

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  • afetr save, the selected value is the default value

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You can also check How to Customize the HTML Form Web Part

  • selected="selected" is valid Commented Aug 5, 2016 at 14:17
  • Thanks @RobertLindgren I checked it, I will update the answer , and also selected only is working Commented Aug 5, 2016 at 14:21

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