The Matrix default value for a field should actually be a default value

The default value for a matrix object only applies when you try to actually load that value. If you just create a record from a file that doesn't contain a mapped value, it's just NULL.

So, idea 1 is that the default value should, in fact, be the value that is populated by default, regardless of whether my file has that column mapped.
Hi Jeffrey,

Thank you for the insight!

Your idea is under consideration, Will get back to you on the ETA
I agree - it would be very helpful if the default value that you set for each field in an object were to take on that value, even if the table was populated through a rule (as opposed to a data load).

+1 to this idea!