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Storing a Set of Default Values


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Hello. I have a datapage (datapage A) that includes a few fields that I would like to autofill with default values. The catch is that I want a user to be able to occasionally change what those default values will be--not be typing over them--but rather by defining them from another datapage; kind of like a settings page for the application. If I store the defaults in their own table there would only be one row for the table and the user would just edit that row when they wanted to change the defaults. I think I can use a trigger to insert the default values in datapage A when I am creating new records. How would I go about maintaining a defaults table with a single record? I don't want to use a two part edit form to "find" the only record in the defaults table before editing it. Is there a better way to go about this? Thank you.

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Hi,

You can actually do this in two ways.

1. DataPage Level (Submission Form)
Set an "On Load" Default Value, then set the Form Element to hidden so the record will not be editable during submission.

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2. Table Level

Like what you mentioned, via Triggered Action.

So the trigger would update #inserted upon Insert. 
It would be set up just like this:

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Hope this helps.

 

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