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To assign a default value to a parameter, you use the following syntax:

PARAMETERS p ...... DEFAULT f ......

Default value f can be either a literal or a field name. You can only use fields that contain a value when the program is started. These fields include several predefined data objects .

The input field of the parameter on the selection screen is filled with the default value. The user can accept or change this value.

REPORT demo_sel_screen_parameters_3.
name TYPE sy-uname DEFAULT sy-uname,
date TYPE sy-datum DEFAULT '19980627'.

If the name of the program user is FRED, the selection screen appears as follows:

Note that the default value of the field date appears formatted according to the user's master record on the selection screen.