Phone Messages Enterprise Solution – Default Column
A SharePoint Online tutorial by Peter Kalmström
several earlier articles we have described how to build
an application for automated phone messages in SharePoint,
previous article showed how to add a managed metadata
column for department to the phone messages content type
and connect it to the Departments term store.
In the demo below Peter Kalmstrom, CEO and Systems Designer
of kalmstrom.com Business Solutions, shows how to set a
default value for the managed metadata column. As all calls
to a department will have that department as the managed
metadata, users should not have to fill it out. Instead
it will be set to default and entered automatically. Should
the user for some reason need to change the value that is
still possible in the list item edit form.
Peter also adds the managed metadata column to the default
view. This has to be done manually, as SharePoint has no
way of distributing view changes.
Set a default column value
- In the list where you want to set a default column
value, click on the List Settings button under the LIST
tab in the ribbon.
- Under Columns, click on the link to the column where
you want to set a default value.
- Under default value in the Edit Column dialog,
start typing the value that should be default and select
the correct option from the suggestions.
- Click OK.
Add a column to a view
- Click on the ellipsis above the list items.
- Select Modify this View.
- Check the box for the column that you want to display.
- Click OK.