When using a Lookup Column on a SharePoint form, and it’s a required field, SharePoint unfortunately defaults the value on the Lookup Column, to the first field on the Lookup List. This may not be the best option when completing a form. The user may forget to select the required field, as it is already appears to be completed. A quick solution to this issue, is to add an item in the Lookup List that starts with, ‘……’ including a prompt of some sort as follows:
This item will then default as the first field that appears on the form as follows:
Lester, thank you for the feedback and useful tip.