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Change a Controls Default Value

How to Change a Controls Default Value in Access

Change a Controls Default Value

A control's default value automatically enters a value in a field when a new record is created. You can enter a default value to specify a value that is automatically entered in a field when a new record is created.

  1. Display the form in Design View or Layout View with the Property Sheet displayed.
  2. Select the desired control.
  3. Click the Data tab.
  4. Click the Control Source box and type the default value you want to appear for new records.
    Change a Control's Default Value

    Now when you add a new record to the form, the default value will appear automatically. You can always replace the default value with your own data if desired.

  5. In Form View, click the New button on the ribbon to verify the default value is entered.
    Change a Control's Default Value

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