Use a Formula to Set a Predefined Value for a Picklist Field on an Action

We doubled the ways you can set a predefined value for a picklist field on a quick action. You can specify an item from the set of picklist values, or use a formula to set a second predefined value. If you’re hesitating to move to Lightning Experience because you’re using JavaScript to set predefined field values, that roadblock is now gone!

Where: This change applies to both Lightning Experience and Salesforce Classic. This change is available in Essentials, Group, Professional, Enterprise, Performance, Unlimited, Contact Manager, and Developer editions.

How: You can use a formula to set a predefined value only for single-select picklist fields. When you set both kinds of predefined values, a valid formula value takes precedence over the specific value when the quick action is invoked.