Default value of single select drop-down

We implemented single-select “Drop-down” questions, as documented here
https://confluence.dimagi.com/display/commcarepublic/Advanced+CommCare+ODK+Formatting.
It seems like a default value (first value in the list?) is selected if
the user does not explicitly select a different value. Is there a way to
have the default value/response be ‘no answer’?

Basically, we want to force users to explicitly select a value from the
drop-down list, especially in cases where the question is part of a
question group and could more easily be missed.

Thanks, Ray

Ray,

One option could be to add another item with a label of ‘not answered’ and
a value that wasn’t accepted by the validation condition, enforcing that
the user select a “real” option. Would this work for your use case?

Best,
Will

··· On Tue, Aug 5, 2014 at 1:01 PM, Ray Brunsting wrote:

We implemented single-select “Drop-down” questions, as documented here
https://confluence.dimagi.com/display/commcarepublic/Advanced+CommCare+ODK+Formatting.
It seems like a default value (first value in the list?) is selected if
the user does not explicitly select a different value. Is there a way to
have the default value/response be ‘no answer’?

Basically, we want to force users to explicitly select a value from the
drop-down list, especially in cases where the question is part of a
question group and could more easily be missed.

Thanks, Ray


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Thanks Will. We implemented this solution and it appears to be working
fine. We left the display string blank, which seems to work well. Ray

··· On Tuesday, August 5, 2014 1:35:31 PM UTC-4, William Pride wrote: > > Ray, > > One option could be to add another item with a label of 'not answered' and > a value that wasn't accepted by the validation condition, enforcing that > the user select a "real" option. Would this work for your use case? > > Best, > Will > > > On Tue, Aug 5, 2014 at 1:01 PM, Ray Brunsting <r...@tula.org wrote: > >> We implemented single-select "Drop-down" questions, as documented here >> . >> It seems like a default value (first value in the list?) is selected if >> the user does not explicitly select a different value. Is there a way to >> have the default value/response be 'no answer'? >> >> Basically, we want to force users to explicitly select a value from the >> drop-down list, especially in cases where the question is part of a >> question group and could more easily be missed. >> >> Thanks, Ray >> >> -- >> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups >> "commcare-users" group. >> To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an >> email to commcare-user...@googlegroups.com . >> For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout. >> > >