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Unable to initialize the drop-down list value



A section is configured with a drop-down list that is always visible. Below the section is a group of sections with check boxes whose visibility is dependent on the value selected in the drop-down list. 
Unable to initialize the drop-down list value so that one of the check box sections displays.


Error Messages

Not Applicable

Steps to Reproduce

  1. Create a custom pyEditElement section.
  2. Add two layouts to the section.
  3. Add a drop-down list with values, on the first layout.
  4. Add check boxes, on the second layout.
  5. Set a default value, for the drop-down list, in the first section.
  6. Check out the Decision Data to edit the content, check boxes should reflect the value in the drop-down list.

Root Cause

An issue in the custom application code or rules. The check boxes do not display because the default value of the drop-down list is not configured. 


Perform the following local-change:

Add a placeholder (for example, Select) to the drop-down list, that directs the user to select an option.

Published October 11, 2018 - Updated December 2, 2021

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