How to make a Dropdown String Field Required

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Last updated: Nov 24, 2021
How can I make a dropdown string field required?
Nov 23, 2021, 9:20 PM
my field looks like this:

{
  title: "Type of post",
  description: "Pick the format of your post",
  name: "type",
  type: "string",
  options: {
    list: [
      { title: "Article", value: "article" },
      { title: "Video", value: "video" },
      { title: "Podcast", value: "podcast" },
    ],
  },
  validation: (Rule) => Rule.required(),
}
Nov 23, 2021, 9:21 PM
But it's not required 😐
Nov 23, 2021, 9:23 PM
Hmm, I just popped that field into my Studio and it is marking it as required. What version of the Studio are you running?
Nov 23, 2021, 9:24 PM
Or, it is required, but it doesn't mark it as required
Nov 23, 2021, 9:24 PM
I'd love for it to not be an empty choice here, but to choose one of the values
Nov 23, 2021, 9:25 PM
but
initialValue: 'article'
doesn't work
Nov 23, 2021, 9:25 PM
Just upgraded all deps
Nov 23, 2021, 9:27 PM
Initial values will only work on newly created documents.
Nov 23, 2021, 9:36 PM
Re: something not showing up as required, usually that error won't show up until you try to publish the document.
Nov 23, 2021, 9:37 PM
Is it not showing up at all?
Nov 23, 2021, 9:37 PM
oh okay. Actually, this makes sense after a few hours of Zs. πŸ™‚
Nov 24, 2021, 8:16 AM
thanks for clarifying
Nov 24, 2021, 8:16 AM

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