How to set a default value in Static List work attribute (Tempo Timesheets)

Before we shifted over to latest TempoTimsheets versions, we used a dynamic dropdown which allowed to set a default value (item no 1) within a dropdown list.

Now, after having moved to TT v 8.3, the dynamic dropdowns are converted into Static Lists, but it's unclear how a default value can be set here. 

I couldn't find any relevant info in the TT docu.  Is this at all possible? (officially/unofficially)

 

Sample Case: required work attribute "Rate", having values: 'Normal' (== default); 'Overtime'; 'Sunday'

I'd like to avoid having to workaround this problem by removing the "Normal" value & make it an optional field. 

 

 

 

4 answers

Response from TEMPO Support: 

 

It's no longer possible to set a default value for StaticList. 
Forwarded issue to their PO, so maybe future versions will support this again.

Can you please look this feature. This is very much need 

Any news about the feature that allows to set a default value for a Static list Work attribute?

In the Dinamyc Dropdown it is possible to set a default value?

 

Thanks in advance!

I would also like to see this.  I just implemented a very similar static list.

Yes Please add this back!

FYI, we ended up implementing a queuing system in order to auto-complete empty fields with default values. Each time a time entry is added/edited, it's pushed into the queue & processed async. 
It's quite an extensive workaround but it made sense for us since we wanted to have some additional automatic validation done on logged time before processing towards billing.

Sad to say, but I honestly would not count on Tempo to provide any solution in this respect.
Their focus seems to be elsewhere. 

Thanks to share your workaround!

At the end, we set the default values of some Tempo work attributes by using JS.  

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