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Chapter 3. Managing the Consistency, For... > Default Value Property - Pg. 86

Managing the Consistency, Format, and Integrity of Your Data 86 Default Value Property For some fields, you might want a value to appear by default when you enter a new record. You might want today's date to appear in a new order form, for example, or you might want to display a standard quantity for certain products. Default values can be changed when you enter data, but including a default value can save time. If 70 percent of the products tracked in a database are supplied by a single supplier, entering that supplier's name as the default value provides the correct