I'd like to get rid of the very first blank choice that populates all the drop down fields on my form.

blank choice - drop down

How do I do that?

  • Hello! We currently do not support the ability to delete the blank choice option. In the case that a field is not required, that option allows users to leave the field blank. If you don't want the field to appear blank on your form, I would recommend setting the first choice option as the default value. May 23, 2017 at 19:39

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I'm a developer with Cognito Forms.

We do not have a way to remove this blank section in the drop down list, unless you want to enable 'Allow Fill In' for the Choice field.

  • Is there at least a way to add text to this blank field (i.e. "pick a choice")?
    – pinkjot
    May 27, 2017 at 22:11

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