How to show default current year value in SharePoint list drop down when users clicking New form.

For Example.

Year Drop Down List contains 2017,2018,2019,2020

Expected Result: Year Drop Down selected current year value of 2019


  • Is it a choice field? If so you’d just set its default to 2019
    – sasfrog
    May 11, 2019 at 0:27

2 Answers 2


Change the default value to "Calculated Value" and put below formula:


It will always selects current year dynamically.


We can add the code below into script editor web part in new form page to achieve it. Note: you need modify the column name in the code below to make it works.

<script src="https://code.jquery.com/jquery-1.12.4.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">
    var columnName="Year";
    var currentYear=(new Date()).getFullYear();

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