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Default values for lookup fields are not matched by the item value, but instead the item ID

Title

Default values for lookup fields are not matched by the item value, but instead the item ID

Description

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Setting a default value in a lookup field is not possible by using the display value. Instead, the items ID will have to be used to pick and set the correct value in the qListForm dropdown.

Cause

This behavior is due the SharePoint design, as only the ID number can uniqely identify an item in the list (i.e. the value passed to the URL has to be the ID number).

Resolution

This has been logged as product enhancement TF00336308. 

Defect ID

This behavior is due the SharePoint design, as only the ID number can uniqely identify an item in the list (i.e. the value passed to the URL has to be the ID number).

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