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2580205 - Default Value not shown in an Extension Field


The Set Default value is not shown for an extension field

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to any Work Center view for eg; Accounts.
  2. Open any Account.
  3. Go to Adapt - Edit Master Layout.
  4. Create a new field "A" with a default value filled.
  5. Add the field to the screen.
  6. Open any Account and click on Edit.
  7. The default value for the field "A" is not filled.


  • Defaulting works only for the new instance.
  • For eg; create a new Account and click open.
  • The default value will be filled for the field "A".
  • It will not default for the existing documents.


This is an expected system behavior


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