mandatory category

I want the option of making "category" mandatory when submitting an idea. That's the only way I can show all ideas in a category on the front page. Now I have to use a custom field named category, and that is not visible on the front page (only for admins).  

  • Guest
  • May 20 2016
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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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  • Allie Emrich commented
    17 Jan 00:57

    I use categories so that each PM knows which categories to triage. Making this mandatory would ensure that our field always fills this out.

  • Laura Giles commented
    17 Jan 15:51

    Agree. this is breaking our process. We had to opt to use categories under one product for our idea portal due to lack of granular access levels and we are receiving lots of requests without a product category identified.

    Can't launch our portal externally w/out making it required.

  • Guest commented
    01 Apr 18:58

    Please note that without this field being 'required' the submitter may not complete it and then we loose the summary of Category submission.   A custom field would not update the Home page Category summary.