Skip to Main Content
Status Shipped
Categories Ideas
Created by Steven Kaplan
Created on Feb 24, 2016

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.

    Jun 19, 2019

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

  • Attach files
  • Dimitri Walger
    Jan 22, 2021

    From Settings/Account/Custom Layouts/Ideas Form Tab -> create or select the layout to edit.
    On the left, unfold the existing fields panel. There is a Categories element that you can drag and drop.

  • Matthew Olson
    Mar 13, 2020

    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?

  • Laura Giles
    Feb 19, 2019

    why is this still not a required field?

  • Moises Cora
    Sep 7, 2018

    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.

  • Guest
    Sep 14, 2016

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




    -> Doc control



  • Guest
    Mar 11, 2016

    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….)