Topic: Unable to select empty value option from select when another option is preselected.

Espen Rønning priority asked 1 year ago

Expected behavior I have a select where one option value is blank and another option is preselected. When I click on the blank option it should be selected.

Actual behavior When I click on the blank option the select box shows the preselected option

Resources (screenshots, code snippets etc.) In this snippet I have two selects. One MDB-select and one plain HTML. Try selecting "No value" and see the difference.

richard.hetherington priority commented 1 year ago

Hi Espen Rønning, I have asked this question a few times also and provided the same example code. Situation gets worse if you mark an option as selected via selected attribute.

I have found 2 options help.

1/. Add a dummy value to the empty value option e.g. ALL -1 9999999 etc and if you detect this sever-side, ignore it.

2/. Add data-mdb-clear-button="true" to select and allow user to click on the x to remove value. I have not as yet been able to find a way to programatically click on the x from code.

I think they need to correct this odd behaviour of not allowing empty value oiptions to be selected. If using selects to filter datatable having empty values is a way of resetting datatable filtering as one example.

Richard Hetherington

Mateusz Lazaru staff answered 1 year ago

Thank you for reporting this. We are already aware of this error. There is one possible workaround for that:

I must say it's not a perfect solution, and it may not work in other cases, but in this one it should do the job. We will fix the issue soon.

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Specification of the issue

  • ForumUser: Priority
  • Premium support: Yes
  • Technology: MDB Standard
  • MDB Version: MDB5 6.1.0
  • Device: PC
  • Browser: Google Chrome
  • OS: Windows 11
  • Provided sample code: No
  • Provided link: Yes