sharepoint column default value settings not applied via content type

Problem:

Created Document library and associated custom content type with a site column containing default value. Say a numeric field with default value 1.

But when i upload document and select my custom content type, default value does not appear and is always blank.

Reason and solution:

Thanks to SWEE CHING’s article, that i found the solution. Reason was that my custom content type was not set as default content type. If you want your default values to appead pre-selected, you have to set your custom content type as default.

Hope it will help someone!

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2 thoughts on “sharepoint column default value settings not applied via content type

  1. Hi, There is an issue with content type default values that I have noticed. Would like to know if this is happening to you.
    I only have one content type called ‘Document’ so it is the default content type with 3 columns that should have default values populated. When I upload a new document for the first time the default values are populated correctly. But when I upload the same document again and versioning is turned on, the default values are blank. Is there something wrong or some setting that is missing?

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