Have you ever wondered why the first row of a Gift or Constituent Batch is a different color? That’s because it behaves differently than the other, standard data entry rows; it is what’s called the Default Row. Values that you enter in that row can be entered on every record created from that batch. It’s a great time saver and reduces the chances of data entry errors. A classic example would be when you are entering multiple Gifts after a direct mailing. Since those gifts generally came as a result of the same Appeal and will go to the same Fund and Campaign, you can use the Default Row to set those values once, instead of entering them repeatedly for each gift. You can probably also set the default date and gift type to Cash. Set your User Options (Tools, User Options) for Batch to control how those values populate your Batch.

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