Fill in default for External Item Picker?

Mar 11, 2014 at 4:32 PM
I'm working with the External Item Picker Image
and just do not see how to properly pre-populate it with an existing value. I tried in vain to use $().SPServices.SPFindPeoplePicker but that of course was just wishing upon a star. It sure looks like the People Picker, but apparently isn't the same thing at all.

Is there a means of filling in a default on that External Item Picker, or an SPServices function that would assist in that task?
Mar 11, 2014 at 6:16 PM
Is this a picker on a External List, e.g. created as an External Content Type?

If so, that's a totally different picker. If you can explain how you're getting it on the page, I may be able to help.