SharePoint has a lot of settings which make life a little bit easier. I want to discuss one of them. It’s about a nice little feature which makes it possible to provide default column values for all documents inside a folder or document library. Recently we were asked if it’s also possible to provision this functionality using CSOM as part of a site provisioning mechanism. The answer is “Yes”!
But first back to this setting. This can be found under the “library settings”. After clicking it, a list of all folders inside the library is shown, as are all fields which can be configured using default values.