In SharePoint I have a list full of people from AD with a Name (presence). I have another drop down menu with different items, so based on this drop down menu I want to be able to specify who should be emailed.

So once an item is chosen from the drop down menu, a person is chosen from the list to be set as a default value for another control so I can specify to send an email to that person.

How can I change the default value of a control to be a specific item in a list, not just the first item?

I would prefer to not use any hard coding options, if I can avoid it.

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You could use an InfoPath form for entry instead. InfoPath lets you set rules and such so that when you fill in one value, it populates another based on a formula or value.

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