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How to Validate Drop down menu options while submit

How to Validate Drop down menu options while submit

I have added a "how did u reach us" drop down in my onepage checkout.

When I press the Place Order without select any option in the Drop Down I must get the error message "There is a required field".

But now the REQUIRED options are not working as required.

Customers can place order even if there is no selection in the drop down.

I think, When pressing Place Order button it's not checking for the required fields or it's considering the blank options as a value.

This is the code.

<form value="" class="where-did-you-hear" id="checkout-agreements" onsubmit="return false;">
    <?php if($survey_question_Status && isset($survey_question_Status)) { ?>
    <div class="buttons-set">
    <ul class="form-list">
                <label class="commentlabel required" for="ordercomment-comment">
                <?php echo $survey_question; ?> <em>*</em></label>
                <div class="input-box">
<select class="validate-select" id="socialtype" name="socialtype" title="<?php echo $survey_question ?>">
<option value=""><?php echo $this->__("- Select -");?></option>
<option value="Friend/Relative/Acquaintance"><?php echo $this->__("Friend/Relative/Acquaintance");?></option>
<option value="Google search"><?php echo $this->__("Google search");?></option>
<option value="Gumtree Advert"><?php echo $this->__("Gumtree Advert");?></option>
<option value="Facebook"><?php echo $this->__("Facebook");?></option>
<option value="Other"><?php echo $this->__("Other");?></option>


    <?php } ?>
    <?php if ($this->getAgreements()): ?>
    <ol class="checkout-agreements">
        <?php foreach ($this->getAgreements() as $_a): ?>
        <div class="agreement-content"<?php echo ($_a->getContentHeight() ? ' style="height:' . $_a->getContentHeight() . '"' : '')?>>
            <?php if ($_a->getIsHtml()):?>
            <?php echo $_a->getContent() ?>
            <?php else:?>
            <?php echo nl2br($this->htmlEscape($_a->getContent())) ?>
            <?php endif; ?>
        <p class="agree">
            <input type="checkbox" id="agreement-<?php echo $_a->getId()?>" name="agreement[<?php echo $_a->getId()?>]" value="1" title="<?php echo $this->htmlEscape($_a->getCheckboxText()) ?>" class="checkbox" /><label for="agreement-<?php echo $_a->getId()?>"><?php echo $_a->getIsHtml() ? $_a->getCheckboxText() : $this->htmlEscape($_a->getCheckboxText()) ?></label>
        <?php endforeach ?>
    <?php endif; ?>

I think the "Place Order" button rule is making the issue.

Plz have a look at the onepage/review/button.phtml

<p class="required"><?php echo $this->__('* Required Fields') ?></p>
<button type="submit" title="<?php echo $this->__('Place Order') ?>" class="button btn-checkout" onclick=";"><span><span><?php echo $this->__('Place Order') ?></span></span></button>
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