Product Options - how to make a default text

Hi all

I am adding new products to my website and have used the very helpful standard product features/options (dispatch=product_options.manage).

But I wonder - is it possible to have starting option or text in the drop down which is not possible to choose?

Like “please select…” - it is written by default in the drop down, but (if selection if mandatory) it can not be chosen when adding the product to the shopping cart.

I need this to sure that the costumer actively makes a selection and don't, by mistake, has the default selection.


I add an option called “select” at the top and if the customer leaves this in then we call them.

There is a way that is correct and that is to have your options in the product details page in admin marked as sequential, and in the options have them as must be chosen

CS-Cart Documentation — CS-Cart 4.15.x documentation


Hi John

Thank you for your response. I have tried using Forbidden Combination - it does not quite do as I wish.

CS-Cart Documentation — CS-Cart 4.15.x documentation

I must find another way.

No, not forbidden combinations,just select sequential in the details page and in the options set them as required


Yes - Thank you John :grin: