make category a required field on idea submission

As we're soliciting ideas from our internal teams, we'd like to make sure we keep the data quality high and all ideas into a proper category. Would be great if we could make Category a required field when submitting ideas.

  • Steven Kaplan
  • Feb 24 2016
  • Shipped
Release time frame
  • Jun 19, 2019

    Admin Response

    It is now possible to make the standard Category field required in idea forms.

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  • Henning Gjellesvik commented
    March 11, 2016 08:06

    My best option so far has been to add a mandatory custom field called “category”. But then these metadata categories don’t show up on the frontpage of the ideas portal. Something they do if I use the Category feature (but then they cant be mandatory….)

  • Paulo Branco commented
    September 14, 2016 14:31

    The custom field doesn't work for me because I can't tier the information Example:

    ->Financial

        costing

        billing

    -> Doc control

         drawings

     

  • Moises Cora commented
    September 07, 2018 17:54

    Category also allows a multiple selection. Not sure if the custom field would allow that.

    Even if it does, I agree that not having the same functionalities as oficial category field is not ideal.

  • Laura Giles commented
    February 19, 2019 21:17

    why is this still not a required field?

  • Matthew Olson commented
    13 Mar 20:50

    Thanks admin, could I please get some more guidance on how to do that. I'm reading the release notes that you link to and haven't wrapped my head around it.

    In particular "You could always set required fields on ideas portal forms. " this makes it sounds like there's not a new feature around idea categories on that page?