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Default Field Values

I'm trying to default a custom field value to a specific number (15).  I've gone into define fields and entered "15" into the field's default value setting.  Once I exit the define fields, the field is still blank.  This seems like a very straight forward option, but I can't figure out why its not showing 15.  Any thoughts?

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Accepted by topic author joverturf
‎09-25-2015 03:20 AM
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Re: Default Field Values

The field default value only applies to new contact records, not to existing ones. I this what you want is Edit | Replace.
Roy Laudenslager
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Accepted by topic author joverturf
‎09-25-2015 03:20 AM
Platinum Elite Contributor
Posts: 6,651
Country: USA

Re: Default Field Values

The field default value only applies to new contact records, not to existing ones. I this what you want is Edit | Replace.
Roy Laudenslager
ACT! Certified Consultant
ACT! Report Expert
Durkin Impact Report Designer
www.techbenders.com
royel@techbenders.com
541-343-8129
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Posts: 3
Country: USA

Re: Default Field Values

That's exactly what I needed to know.  The default of "15" is showing up for new companies.  The Edit - Replace option works perfectly for all existing records.  I knew I was missing something basic.  Thank you!!