How To Output Default Field Values From A Map

Document created by paul_pasko Employee on Oct 28, 2011
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You may find it necessary to assign a default value to a destination profile element within a map.  In doing so, you must actually map the field from from the source file.  Just having the default value set will not produce this value in any output.
To define a default value, click on the blue arrow of the destination field element and select Set Default Value:


Type in the default value and select OK:


Notice that the value is now shown within the element display:


Just having this default value assigned to the field will NOT automatically populate that data to the output source from this map.

In order to display that default value (or any other destination field value for that matter) the field MUST be mapped from the source profile.  So, in this case, once we map ConferenceName from the source profile to ConferenceName(Dreamforce) in the destination profile, the field value will be outputed: