A class group is an instance of the Data-Admin-DB-ClassGroup class and corresponds to tables in the PegaRULES database. Class groups cause the system to store instances corresponding to two or more concrete classes that share a common key format in a single database table, which is known as a work pool. The name of the class group is a prefix of the names of its member classes.
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If my understanding isn't wrong you mean to ask default value and list in generic sense, it refers to the pre-populated or value assigned to a property in absence of any value.
Correct me, if I sounds wrong.
You can populate default value, by either adding them as default value in property definition or else using data transform by pre-populating these values and calling this data transform as pre-processing.
For populating default list,
It is populated based on index referred, though if you want to populate a value for particular index, then you should use "Property-set" method in an activity.