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To save time and ensure accuracy, you can set FileMaker Pro to automatically enter data in text, number, date, time, and container fields.
Open manage | Database | fields.
Find the field definition entry for your field.
Double click it to open the Field Options Dialog.
Click the Auto-Enter tab in this dialog.
Enter your default value into the data box and every new record will start with that value in this field.