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  • Tillmann Heidelk

    +1

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  • Andy Hayes

    Zoho Creator has had this function for at least 5 years. This should be very easy to implement. So many things to love about Podio, but so many little things that aren't quite there....

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  • Vincent Poirier

    +1 It'd be great to have this feature, especially in the context where we create items through email, certain values have to be manually set to the same one every time.

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  • Alf Døj [comet.dk]

    Does ANYONE have a status on this issue... I find it VERY strange that this feature was not a part of the latest big release.
    I have a post about it here
    https://help.podio.com/hc/communities/public/questions/201917427-Default-values-to-fields?locale=en-us

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  • Trisha Miller

    +1 The ability to specify default values for fields when building custom apps is something we need too…..someone suggested using the API but that is waaaaay over our heads. This seems like a simple feature to implement - please Podio, can you add this?

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  • Vincent Poirier

    Still no news about this as far as I know. Every field should have a default value but some of them with the option to start with would make us so much more happy. It's not too hard to implement especially for the benefits it gives. We manage our time sheets with Podio and every day we have to input those values:
    When: Always current date
    Who: Always self
    How long: Type duration

    It would only make sens to allow the first two fields to have default values. This adds tremendous amounts of clicks for our larger apps.

    I still think that with small tweaks here and there that Podio has huge potential. Well done.

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  • Matt Clifton

    Agree entirely with Vincent Poirier - can I add my heartfelt plea that this feature is implemented asap.? It can't be hard to code and would so much to Podio's productivity gains. I think it's likely the absence of default values puts some prospective organisations off choosing Podio, when generally is excellent.

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  • Alf Døj [comet.dk]

    AGAIN I agree - And why does it appear that Podio for a very long time has avoided this request. I cannot be that difficult to allow a default value of [CurrentUser] or equal. This will allow a workflow where a time report can be filed with preset user detail - and only the hour registration to be added.. And there are lots of other possibilities..

    And YES - we do not use Podio fully yet - since it is useless for project management and time registration... Simply because the developer must select the project, issue and own user profile for each time registration !!!

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  • Henry

    +1 Default values are crucial to any business forms.

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  • Alf Døj [comet.dk]

    It kind of pisses me off when Podio simply does not read the input... Everybody who requested this several places KNOWS by now that a default value can be made like explained.. But what is requested is to "have the field select a programmable value - like a [current-user] or [some-field-in-the-app].. but Podio simply ignores these requests :-(
    May I should write it in danish since it must be very difficult to understand when requested in english?

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  • Sara Høeg Højlund-Rasmussen

    @Alf Døf, your request has been added and shared with team. The reason for moving the old requests "default value" to completed was to make sure new Podio users will know how to create static default values as this will solve most use-cases.
    Are you already using the calculation field? You can also use this to create some sort of programmable default values via Javascript.

    Cheers,
    Sara - Podio

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  • Akos Tolnai

    +1 on Alf's answer. This is just bad customer service. Not that it is not implemented but the way the thread is closed. I can imagine at least 5 reasons why Team Podio decided for this and I don't think Podio intended to ignore us. Still it creates the perception of ignorance. So either mark this and every such thread complete or simply create a new thread and ask everybody to put their respectful input into that thread. Or maybe, just maybe solve it? Probably it is waaaay too complicated. Anyway the issue has been lingering on for a long time for any field type you can imagine.

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  • Mette Frøkjær Hansen

    I have moved this request to an open feature request as many of you are asking for the option to set more default values than Podio currently offers.

    See the above official answer for the options available for setting default values with a calculation field and category field.

    @Alf @Akos please submit a private support ticket if you would like assistance with using the calculation field to set default values.

    /Mette
    - Podio

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