Might this be a file that is hosted from another computer via FileMaker Pro or FileMaker Server?
If so, this is normal behavior for a global field.
That would be the answer...
If you need assistance dealing with global fields in host-client context, let me know. There are several methods possible for updating a global field without having to take the file down off the host.
Thanks, I have to turn off the server this weekend to update the server. I'll just do it then when I close to do the update. I know that had to be, I must either be getting old or not getting enough sleep lately.
Thanks! I know I speak for everyone when I say your help is always appreciated