When I load the Operations Dashboard, it seems to execute the action for a list by sending the first record over automatically. Is there any way to disable this so the form only loads, after the end user has selected a list item?
No, unfortunately I wasn't. i just used a workaround so that a filter applied a default value that resulted in no data. So the list only populates once a dropdown option is selected. Not an ideal solution but it's the only one i came up with.