Appearance minimal - custom message before selecting answer


I have created a form with a pull down question - using “appearance : minimal” for a “select_one” question (Enketo Express for KoBo Toolbox). I would like to know whether it is possible to customise the message that appears in the pull down menu before selecting the answer ?

At the moment, the default message is “aucun élément sélectionné” (“none selected” in english forms) and I would like to change it to “Sélectionner le mois”.

I have tried creating a column named “appearance_message” or “minimal_message” in my XLSForm, in the same logic as the “required_message” column for required questions, but it does not seem to work.

Thanks for your help !

As far as I know, you cannot. You can only use existing …_message types.

A (strange) workaround might be that you add a special choice item and ser it as default (or with calculate once() ).

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