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Drop-down blank value issue



If drop-down list consists of blank values then blank is defaulted instead of place holder.

Error Messages

Not applicable

Steps to Reproduce

1. Create a section with a drop-down control, configure the drop down control with a place holder.
2. Source the drop down list with a property local list containing some blank values along with some other values.

Root Cause

When placeholder option is checked in drop-down control and the local list of property sourced for drop down control contains blank values then drop-down control takes blank value as default selected value.


Here’s the explanation for the reported behavior:

It is recommended to use either uncheck placeholder option or change the value for blank option to use some other known string (such as 'BLANK') as value for their empty option.


Published September 28, 2016 - Updated October 6, 2016

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