Setting default values in Notion databases is a useful feature that allows you to automate the process of creating new items. Instead of having to manually enter the same information over and over again, you can set default values so that new items are automatically populated with the information you need.
In this tutorial, we'll show you how to set default values in Notion databases and explore some of the ways you can use this feature to streamline your workflow.
To set default values in a Notion database, you'll need to navigate to the database you'd like to edit. To do this, click on the 'Databases' icon in the left-hand menu, and then select the database you want to edit. This will open the database view, where you can see all the items in your database.
To set a default value for new items in your database, you'll need to create a 'New Database Template'. This template will specify the default values that new items should have when they are created.
To create a new database template, click the blue down arrow next to 'New' at the top right your database. This will open a menu of options, including the option to '+ new template'.
Inside the 'Edit template' mode, you can set the default values for each property you'd like new database items to have. Simply click on the property cell and enter the default value you want.
Once you've set the default values for your new template, you'll need to set it as the default template for your database. To do this, click back to the blue database templates menu, then click the three dots next to your new template.
From the menu that appears, select 'Set as default', and then choose whether you want to set the template as the default for all views, or just for this database view.
To test the default values, create a new item in the database. The new item should automatically have the default values assigned, as you've set them.
And that's it! You've successfully set default values in a Notion database. This feature allows you to automate the process of creating new items, saving you time and effort as you work. Enjoy!
Now that you know how to set default values in Notion databases, you might be wondering when this feature can be useful. Here are a few examples to help get you started: