In the interest of some kind of data normalization and using key links in your tables/sheets it would be nice to display pretty text for the choice dropdown but save a key value to the database/sheet. This is more in line with how it is implemented in HTML which is what is ultimately driving things under the covers. This is the idea I’m talking about. The user would see the long text but the save would be the shorter. All that you would have to do is allow the user to optionally select a second column of data for the key values.
<select> <option value="ford">Ford Motor Company</option> <option value="saab">Saab International</option> <option value="opel">Opel (are you kidding me?)</option> <option value="audi">Audi Motors</option> </select>