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Populate a Field with a Default Value


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I have an existing contacts database for an alumni association, and I would like to create several catagories for the contacts. The primary one will be Alumnus of course, but I would also like to be able to change it to Friend or Family.

So I am assuming that this should not therefore be a global text field. And I would like to populate the current records with the default value of Alumnus.

How can I do this?

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Hey there,

If you show all the records and type in "Alumnus" in the text field of any record and then go to the menu "Record" and click on "Replace Field Contents". Click Replace and it should change all the fields to "Alumnus".

In the future be careful with this step, because it changes the data in all fields and it cannot be undone.

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