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Multi Select Default Usability Enhancement

We wanted to use a multi-select field but we needed it to either have a default value when a new test case is created or in the filters be able to search for empty value.

We thought about making the field required but the issue is if you use the quick ‘Add Case’ at the bottom of the test case list then the required field requirement is not enforced.

Noticed that there are a couple posts in the past about this:

  1. default value - Setting default value in multy select
  2. search for empty value - Ability to search for blank custom multi-select field?

Is there any movement on resolving either of these items?

As a workaround we had to use a number of checkboxes instead (one for each item we would have placed in the multi-select), which is not ideal but will work for now.