On the Standard Contract Object, I am trying to make a default picklist value for Status upon Contract record creation. When I use a workflow and field update, the field doesn't get updated in the Edit screen, and unfortunately cannot progress to create the actual record as it is required. Therefore, I cannot make it so the user does NOT action the Status field, nor can I have it populate with the default once someone clicks "New" contract. If this is unclear, I will elaborate without issue.
Optimally, I want to be able to populate the Contract Status field with a default picklist value. I know I cannot choose a default value for a standard field, and that is why I've attempted to resort to a Workflow and Field Update. Any help? Thank you.