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How to: Set the Default Value of a DataColumn 

Data columns can be assigned default values. The default value is assigned in the column as new rows (records) are created.

To assign a default value to a data column

  1. Open a dataset in the Dataset Designer.

  2. Select the column you want to assign a default value to.

  3. In the Properties window, set the DefaultValue property to the desired default value.

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