Mac OS X, Windows
FMP 7, 8, 8.5, 9, 10, 11
File Type: FP7
FileSize: ~ .7 megabytes
Field formatting is significantly easier using FileMaker Pro 7. There is no longer any need for layout tricks, extra fields, lookups, validation error messages, Substitute, or Abs functions. Using the built-in Auto-Enter calculation you can convert any data into the format of your choice. The two most common pieces of data that need formatting are the phone number and social security number. Once you understand how the Auto-Enter filter works you can apply these same principles to any other standardized formatting.
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