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Why there is less an item in my SharePoint drop-down list ? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I added a column named "Apraise", there is a drop-down list in it, and it contains "Exceeded/Completed/Basically Completed/ <space>". When others upload a .xls file could select the 'space' item and it disappear in my MOSS account. It only have Exceeded/Completed and Basically Completed items.

    Why it is ?  Whether it is a bug there ?

    Please help me , many thanks.


    Michael Chiang
    • Changed type Mike Walsh FIN Tuesday, September 20, 2011 9:33 AM q
    • Moved by Mike Walsh FIN Tuesday, September 20, 2011 9:33 AM not customization (From:SharePoint - Design and Customization (pre-SharePoint 2010))
    Tuesday, September 20, 2011 9:10 AM

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  • Hi this is a commonly known thing SharePoint does, it will wipe blank drop down selections. One thing i've seen is using a blank ASCII character (alt 0129 on numpad). SharePoint doesn't wipe this. Alternatively you could make the dropdown required and make [blank] the default or edit the form and add a custom field.
    • Proposed as answer by Zoeb S Tuesday, September 20, 2011 10:31 AM
    Tuesday, September 20, 2011 10:08 AM
  • Hi this is a commonly known thing SharePoint does, it will wipe blank drop down selections. One thing i've seen is using a blank ASCII character (alt 0129 on numpad). SharePoint doesn't wipe this. Alternatively you could make the dropdown required and make [blank] the default or edit the form and add a custom field.

    But , only me -- only my account , all of others is ok. This is why , Ryan?
    Michael Chiang
    Tuesday, September 20, 2011 10:36 AM