angularjs select required not working ng-options

All we need is an easy explanation of the problem, so here it is.

I am trying to ensure a user selects a value from a select box before submitting the form.
This works correctly with static options; it however fails when populating the options via a model using ng-options


I am using AngularJS 1.2.9

Thank you in advance.

How to solve :

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Method 1

In your example changing the data bound select to the following fixes the required directive. I’m not sure why exactly.

<select ng-model="selectedValue1" ng-options="opt for opt in ['Mazda2','Maxda3']" required>

Method 2

You can also try ng-required=”true” (it works on the latest AngularJS, not sure for 1.2.x).

<select ng-model="selectedValue1" ng-options="opt for opt in ['','Mazda2','Maxda3']" ng-required="true"></select>

Note: Use and implement method 1 because this method fully tested our system.
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