Hi all I have a choice field in a list which has data as below


Select is just a value I place there to show users so that they have to select an item from the list.

How do I validate a users so that they don't save without selecting either uk,usa or france .

I am not using a infopath.

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    You can add column validation that choice column value can not be 'Select'. This will help ! – Bhaskar Dhone Feb 1 '17 at 12:38
  • how will i add it ? can you show me sample formula ? . is it something to be done in javascript ? – Rinu Feb 1 '17 at 12:57
  • Its out the box part. You don't need javascript. Follow steps in answer – Bhaskar Dhone Feb 1 '17 at 13:06
  • Do you want a JavaScript code for it? – Mayank Srivastava Feb 1 '17 at 19:29

You can go to edit choice column for which you need to have validation.Go to Column validation Add below formula


Here 'ChoiceColumnName' is name of your column and 'Select' is you value which you don't want user to save. Add your custom message and save.

Hope this helps !!

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