A default Global Content Type can be mapped to a document type. When a new document of this type is created, the default Global Content Type is automatically populated in the Global Content Type field.
However, while reclassifying a document, the Global Content Type (Standard Metrics Section) is not changed to its default value which is configured in the Document Type. Why does this happen?
This is working as designed.
Classifying a document (creating a new document or classifying an Unclassified document) sets the Global Content Type field with its default value if the Document Type has a mapped Global Content Type.
Reclassifying a document is different. Global Content Type is not changed if it already has a value. This is to avoid overwriting a value chosen by the user.
- Vault Help Documentation: Optional: Setting the Default Content Creation Currency
- Export Global Content Type Article: How to Export the Global Content Type of Document Types in Vault?