This is what I'm looking for: I have a droplist item that is looking in a particular folder for values to include. However, I would like to specify a default of "Choose..."
Is it possible to do this without actually creating an item in that folder for "Choose..." or is that the only way to do it? I'm concerned with the CMS environment here, not rendering the field on the CD server.
Barring that, is there at least a way to validate that the user isn't saving the item with that initial "Choose" item selected, even if it is set as the default in standard values for the template?