Field Question Settings: The Default Value and Defaults to Last setting

You can set up a field so that when you first enter in new data into an Event Form on the application a value is already inserted into it (for number fields and text fields)

You can set up a field so that when you first enter in new data into an Event Form on the application a value is already inserted into it (for number fields and text fields)

You can set up a field so that when you first open the form on the application is is already pre-populated. The example here shows that the systolic field will be pre-populated with the number 120.

When a user goes to enter data into the a New Blood Pressure Form the Systolic field automatically displays the Default Number of 120.

When a user goes to enter data into the a New Blood Pressure Form the Systolic field automatically displays the Default Number of 120.

Defaults to Last Value will set up the Field so that once data is entered into an Event Form for that field, the system automatically remembers that setting or number and shows it the next time a new record is entered. E.g. Height in an anthropometry form is a good example for this

Defaults to Last Value will set up the Field so that once data is entered into an Event Form for that field, the system automatically remembers that setting or number and shows it the next time a new record is entered. E.g. Height in an anthropometry form is a good example for this

An example of the "Default to Last Value" being set for the Height Field

An example of the "Default to Last Value" being set for the Height Field

WARNING: Do NOT use the default value in any fields that are set as Table fields. It will default the data to the default value that has been set, and you will not actually be able to override this in the tables

WARNING: Do NOT use the default value in any fields that are set as Table fields. It will default the data to the default value that has been set, and you will not actually be able to override this in the tables

If you enter in new data over the existing "default value", it will look like the new data is being entered in the Event Form. However, when you save and reopen the Event Form, the new data will look like it is entered but it is not being recognised on the actual system. The Default to last will NOT be able to recognise the last value and should not be used in a field set as a table field. DO NOT USE EITHER OF THESE SETTINGS FOR TABLE DATA.

This image shows you how the default value is being calculated for the split 2 velocity, even though 3.1 is entered as the Split 2 time.

This image shows you how the default value is being calculated for the split 2 velocity, even though 3.1 is entered as the Split 2 time.

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