How do I remove a blank checkbox option for a multiple choice column type that allows multiple items to be selected? I am using SP Online. I created a list, with a multiple choice column type, with 3 options in a dropdown list. I also checked the box to allow Users to select multiple items in the dropdown list.

When editing the list, and clicking in that column, Users get my 3 options PLUS a BONUS (LOL) checkbox that is blank. How do I remove this blank check box option? I did not enter anything in the choices that would provide a blank check box.

I am seeing this issue in IE 11 and Chrome.

NOTE - I do not have access to InfoPath or SP Designer.

Blank choice box showing up in a answer options for a multiple choice question type

  • I am not able to reproduce the issue. In my list, I am getting only options which are available as choices – Litt Spector Oct 24 '19 at 18:43
  • Can you please attach the configuration/column settings for this particular column to your question? Go to List settings-->navigate below to "Columns" section-->click on the column name-->You can see its settings. – Ganesh Sanap Oct 25 '19 at 5:25

This is because you set the default value as blank in the column setting. Edit the column in list settings, and add a default value and check again.

enter image description here

  • 1
    I have set default value as blank to one of my multiple selection choice field. But I am not able to see a blank choice as @wisdotpubeditor mentioned in question. – Ganesh Sanap Oct 25 '19 at 5:23
  • whether you test in the SharePoint Online or SharePoint On-premise? I can reproduce the issue if set default value as blank in SharePoint Online, but it works as expected in my SharePoint 2013 server. – Hellofiona_MSFT Oct 25 '19 at 9:57
  • I was checking in Modern experience in SharePoint Online. seems like it is having issue with Classic experience/2013, etc. – Ganesh Sanap Oct 25 '19 at 10:22

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.