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Karl_Berggren
4 - Data Explorer
4 - Data Explorer

I have a table where I want all new entries (rows) to have a default value for a single select column. Is that possible?

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Bridger_Maxwell
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Airtable Employee

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Good news, this launched as a feature today! Now you can set a default value on any single select field. 

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Unfortunately, there’s not. Single Select is one of the many fields that currently do not have a default value option where one would be very nice. I believe there’s a #feature-requests addressing this out there already. You might consider looking it up and adding your support there.

Hi Karl

This is unfortunately the case - there is a possible solution (work around really) available to you by using Integromat or Zapier. Using either, you could watch for new records where this field is blank and fill it in. The only downside is that this wouldn’t be instant of course.

Hope this helps?

ian_collins
5 - Automation Enthusiast
5 - Automation Enthusiast

I see there has been a feature request for this for several years!

Manthan_Mallika
5 - Automation Enthusiast
5 - Automation Enthusiast

Bump, this is something thats pretty important!

Zarian_Lewis
4 - Data Explorer
4 - Data Explorer

There is a bit of a workaround that works for me. Group by the column you want the default value in and add new records in that group… for Example, I have a column called “Status”, every new record should default to “Planned”. After adding the Status column to the grouping, I now add new records under the “Planned” group.

This is genius, thanks !!! Worked for me aswell and the view is much cleaner also.

Mark_Fleming
6 - Interface Innovator
6 - Interface Innovator

I really would like this default feature myself. Please consider it. I don’t see a downside to doing it.

Marc_Froissart
4 - Data Explorer
4 - Data Explorer

Multiple requests for this basic feature since 2016, please keep us updated on the status.
Thanks.

Ethan1
4 - Data Explorer
4 - Data Explorer

Can the Airtable team update us on the status of this feature request?