I have a mandatory drop down column, I want a select option as the standard drop down

I have a non-mandatory lookup column , which contains (None) as default value , How can that be changed to Select

I dont have InfoPath, Its SharePoint Standard


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Two pretty simple answers are:

  1. Add "Select" to your lookup source
  2. Use Javascript and inject "Select" into the drop down.

JQuery example

    $firstOption = $('#selectID').first();
    $newOption = $('<option></option>').val(0).html('Select');

If "none" is the first element on your other dropdown you can just update the HTML

  • Hi I am totally newbie to coding , where should I add the lookup column name and (#selectID). All the above should be written as it is ? Mar 10, 2014 at 4:58
  • That depends what level of access you have and where it is required. If its just on a single page, you can use a content editor or script web part. The #selectID reference is the ID of the dropdown you are trying to access. Mar 12, 2014 at 0:58

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