Add "please select" to activity select box.
We have over 15 acitivities defined and we need that every users must add his spent time (otherwise we don't pay ;). When adding time, users must select also appropriate Activity. When addind activity, there can be preselected (defalt value) item. So we preselected most oftem activity, but in real life users forget to select their real activity, which lead in so much Accounting time and no Programmer's spend time. We created special activity with name "PLEASE SELECT", so we can later filter all these records with "PLEASE SELECT" activity and than tell users to select appropriate one.
Anyway, the easiest way should be ability to have default value for activity set to "non defined" (or something simillar), so when adding time there will be some string like "Please select" in select bix, but when user will not select any other value and left select box in state "Please select", than there will be error message pointing to select one from defined activities.
PS: Sorry for long description, I'm just trying to be most precise and descriptive... ;)
#2 Updated by Maxim Krušina almost 15 years ago
We tried this, but unfortunately it didn't work. Users ten to skip this field with default value, so we created uppercase "PLEASE SELECT" value, which is more visualy atrtacting, so users tend to select appropriate activity. Anyway, this is really workaround.
And, is someoe will forget to select apropriate activity, we can also select all activities with "PLEASE SELECT" value and correct it to right value.