jonnie jonnie - 4 months ago 16x
AngularJS Question

How do I set default value of select box in angularjs

I have a form that is used to edit a object and I can't select a value in the select box.

I have a json array which represents the to be edited and look like this:

$scope.item = [{
"objectID": "76",
"versionID": "0",
"versionName": "CURRENT",
"objectName": "xyz",

now I am at the same time populating a select box from another json array that looks like this:

$scope.versions = [{
"id": "0",
"description": "CURRENT",
"name": "CURRENT"
"id": "114",
"description": "description of Version 2",
"name": "version2"
"id": "126",
"description": "description of Version 3",
"name": "version3"
"id": "149",
"description": "description of Version 4",
"name": "version4"

inside my webpage I am creating the select box as follows:

Version:<select ng-model="item.versionID" ng-selected="item.versionID" ng-options=" for version in versions" required>

the select box is populating for me but it should be selecting the the value that matches the version in
. I have tried both
, I have even tried setting
and that doesn't even work.

I have looked here on SO, the Angularjs site and googled and gone through countless tutorials but still having issues with this. I just can't seem to see what the issue is so any Help greatly appreciated

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You can simple use ng-init like this

<select ng-init="somethingHere = options[0]" ng-model="somethingHere" ng-options=" for option in options"></select>