Using out-of-the-box SharePoint 2007, I want to create a required "choice" field that has values but no spaces/blanks as a valid option. I then want the entry form to show a blank as you select information on this field, and then validation to fail when no selection is made.

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It is quite easy, yet counter-intuitive to do. Just set the default value to blank, even though there is no blank option in the values you are using. Pictured below.

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  • You can just delete the default value - does not have to be a space. Commented Apr 3, 2013 at 20:32
  • yeah... you're right. I just figured that out.
    – Watki02
    Commented Apr 4, 2013 at 14:40

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