System Defaults in the Legacy Builder

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The System Default field setting, available on Short Text Fields, allows you to dynamically pull in information based on account data collected by GoCanvas that is specific to the user who is logged in. For example, automatically populating a field with the First and Last name of the user filling out the form saves time on a repetitive task.

System Defaults

To apply System Defaults:

  1. Find or create a short text field.
  2. Select the field open Field Settings in the left panel.
  3. Expand the More menu at the bottom of the left panel.AFB_Field Settings_More_System Defaults.png
  4. Expand the System Default drop down menu.AFB_Field Settings_More_System Default Options.png

System Default defaults to None, that is, the short text field will be empty when the user arrives at the screen. The other options that appear are all specific to the user who is currently logged into GoCanvas. They are:

Username: The email address used to log into GoCanvas.

Company Name: The name of the company registered to GoCanvas, as defined in the Billing Info settings (under Billing Contact).

First Name: The user's first name as provided when creating their account.

Last Name: The user's last name as provided when creating their account.

Full Name (First Last): The first and last names provided when creating the account.


System Defaults are incompatible with short text fields in the style of Email or Number.

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