Choice component (Details page) - Default Value, selection unavailable

I’m sure this has been discussed but I have dug around for a while now and can’t find something relating to this specific issue. I have a Choice component on a details page and I would like it to have a default value of “Active” however the choice setup on the right panel doesn’t have a place for me to select that option. It is available in a Form, however not here.

Am I doing something wrong, or is this just not an option and if so why?

Thank you in advance for any help or guidance.


Unlike a form, you can’t set a default on a detail screen because it’s pulling the value straight from the column in the table. In a form, you haven’t written a row yet, so it makes sense to be able to set a default. On a detail screen, you are working with live data, so setting a default would overwrite any preexisting value in that column in that existing row.

Your only option is to set the value via a Set Column when navigating to that screen. So when you select John Smith from a list, you need to change the action to a custom action that first sets the default value in the column that the choice component is writing to, followed by a second action to navigate to the detail screen. Then when you arrive in that detail screen, the value will already be set as the selected choice.


Thank you Jeff for both the explanation and the solution, I will do that!

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