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Simply the ability to set a default on fields other than numeric
On a date, the obvious is Today
On a string, just set a default value
I’d like defaults for long text - use case is a checklist of tasks. I know I could make each check a single field but they’re really not worth their own fields for my use case.
It would be great to have a default “Time” set when choosing the date field. We have a table dedicated to logging employee time off, and when they are filling the form out, it would make it easier and faster for the start time to default to 8:00am and end time to default to 5:00pm. The start and end DATE could still pull from what the current day is. It would help when sending this information to Zapier to correctly interpret what a “full day” is.
enable making one of the items from the picklist the default value.
Hey everybody! So, I would love this feature too.
When a new user is onboarded into our platform, we have a certain number of steps we want the user to go through to complete their onboarding. We track these steps in a Status column that’s field type is “Single select”. The field has four different options, and we want the first option to be the default when a new user is added to the table. As you all know, this isn’t possible in Airtable for the moment. However, it occurred to me that Airtable’s new(ish) Automations feature might be able to solve the problem, and the good news is that it did. :slightly_smiling_face:
Steps to create a default value for a Single select field type using an Automation:
Screenshot for reference on the “Triggers” segment (Steps 1–7)
Screenshot for reference on the “Actions” segment (Steps 8–17)
::phew:: That was a lot! And a bit confusing, to be honest. Setting the Record ID (step 10) and entering the default value (step 15) were not clear at all when I was going through this. I hope this helps some of you!
You might be interested in https://miniextensions.com/autofill-default-value-for-airtable-records/ as mentioned earlier by Set defaults on fields
I haven’t found any other automated solution besides Set defaults on fields (but it’s more work, and count towards your automation executions count)
me too … this one of the real time-wasters in my current project testing out Airtable; yes i saw the workarounds, and if i had thousands, rather than just a couple hundred records to deal with, it would be worth the effort to build the workaround
Strong upvote here! Would love it for checkbox fields, and should be easy to implement.
I asked this question 5 years ago and still nothing! Pathetic to be honest and a platform that lately spends more time down than up.
So disappointed but looking for an alternative platform
IT is very disappointing to see this feature was never actions in 5 years. I just started using airtable, thinking it would replace an old spreadsheet I have. This was my first requirement beyond the simple spreadsheet functionality.
Exactly Emre, unfortunately they are way more interested on new functionality than simple issues in the base product. I loved Airtable, told everyone it was the answer to every problem but I’m completely disillusioned with it now