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
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  • Guest 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:




    -> Doc control



  • Moises Cora commented
    07 Sep 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.