Is there a way, for a column in the SharePoint list having the metadata type, allowed multivalue, to add a default value having multiple metadata entries ?

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Yes, you can add multiple entries as default value for managed metadata column in SharePoint.

Go to column settings > Default value and click on this icon/image:

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Then you can select multiple default entries like this:

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Directly type multiple entries in Default value textbox like:

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Update from comments:

While creating a new managed metadata column, first time set only one default value. Then again edit column settings and set two default values.

  • when I select the second value, it removes the first one
    – serge
    Oct 17, 2022 at 7:00
  • Did you check/select "Allow multiple values" checkbox? Oct 17, 2022 at 7:12
  • While creating a new column, first set only one default value. Then again edit column settings and try to set two default values. Oct 17, 2022 at 7:16
  • Yes, I did check multiple values, save it, returned back... I have the "classic list experience"
    – serge
    Oct 17, 2022 at 7:31
  • First setting a simple value; saving, and then returning and pasting the multiple values as text seem to work... It looks like a MS bug, please add to your answer the "first" trick ;)
    – serge
    Oct 17, 2022 at 7:33

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