What's 'standard information'. In each field, you could go into options, in layout mode , auto enter tab. You can put in a static value in 'Data' (which I use for the State field, because almost all my transactions are in the same state), or you could use the Looked-up Value or Calculated Value options.
If you don't know all the shortcuts, you can right click on a field and click the insert menu option to insert Current Date, Current Time or From Index (which if the field has indexing turned on will show you a list of all entries in that field).
Also you can set the option in the inspector, where applicable, 'Auto complete using existing values' if that helps.
As far as scripting you can just have a script that sets fields, one by one with static values. But what happens if you change the values on the fields, and someone clicks the button, and changes the values again? You could attach the script to a button for a new record, so it only runs the script when you create a new record.
The reason I want the button is so with one click, I can fill out 4 fields at the same time, without having to go into them and start typing or changing things around.
I've tried to use the set field.
Set Field [ Transactions::DESCRIPTION; Transactions::DESCRIPTION = "test" ]
But my description field comes out with '0'
Set Field[Transactions::DESCRIPTION; "test"]
Is what to use.
Transactions::DESCRIPTION = "test"
is a Boolean expression comparing the value of Description to the value "Test" if they are equal, the value returned is True or the number 1. If they are not equal, the value returned is False or the number 0.
perfect - thank you both