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How do I get a blank choice in my list of choices for a multiple choice field?

For a multiple-choice field, you cannot enter a blank line as a choice in the list of options. If you do, the blank line gets removed when you apply your changes. However, you can leave the "Default Value" option blank. If you leave the default value blank, then the Add Record and Edit Record forms will have blank selected in the drop-down list.

If the "Required" check box is selected, then you can't save the record with blank selected. If the "Required" check box is cleared, then you can save the record with blank selected.

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multi choice red text

I have my multi choice setup so default is blank and the other option they can choose is completed. When i save, all my entries that are changed to completed show up red. They are all setup as text-multi choice and all have the "completed" option so it is not an orphan value. Any ideas?

Also there are no rules set for any of these fields.

You're right that the values

You're right that the values typically show up in red if the option is no longer valid, which can happen if that field option is remove after the record is filled out. The common situation where the value shows up in red is if you're logging changes on the field. 

If you don't have logging turned on for the field, it would be best if one of our Customer Care Specialists can take a peek at the app to see what's going on. If you go to Help > Manage Support Cases > + New Case, you can open a case pasting in your decsription from here. That way we can get to the bottom of it!

 

Thanks,

Brian

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