Understanding Dynamic Defaults

Anne Rosebery
Form Developers

Every field has the ability to set a default.

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This can be a static value, such as No for a Yes/No radio button.

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But it can also be set to leverage a variable. This makes it a dynamic default. It will default to whatever is in that variable.

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One common use for this is setting a Requested By field to the user id of the person who is currently logged in using the Identity variables:

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But it is also possible to use a bridge to populate the default.

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To do this, there must be a bridge set up that has a single result query. This can be a query, for example, of people information that uses the login ID of the individual for a parameter.

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The result of that bridge can then be selected from the variables and used in the default.

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