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Venkata Sumedha singanamalaVenkata Sumedha singanamala 

Why Cant we make a Picklist as required whereas we have that option with the text filed.

Hi Guys,

I have a small doubt with regards to the Required Check box.

I have created a picklist field without making it required now I want that field to required whiere I am unable to see the option of Required check box I know that I can make it using Validation Rules and why it is possible with the Test or other fields.Can anyone explain me please.

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robdobbyrobdobby
Hi!  There is an open request for this:

https://success.salesforce.com/ideaView?id=08730000000BqgY

The easiest way to handle this is to make the picklist required in the page layout.  You can also add a validation rule.
Sudhir Kumar MehtaSudhir Kumar Mehta
HI Venkat,

1. Make Picklist required on Page Layout. This will not work if you are importing data.This works only when data is added/updated from UI.
2. Create a validation rule for picklist. This will always insure that Picklist value is saved. Works for both UI and data import.

Thanks,

Sudhir K. Mehta