New to Request Management (9.41) - ocmq records saving BEFORE the user has a chance to save/validate

Hey everyone new to Request Management so forgive my ignorance if this is a simple issue.

I've designed a request management form (ocmq) but it seems that when a user is selecting off the list (see attached pic) BEFORE the request is actually opened the ocmq request is being created in the system and is shooting off the validations - again BEFORE the form is being displayed.

Is there a setting in RM to turn this off?  I dont want the records created until after the form is displayed and the user clicks SAVE.

Thanks in advance!