2 Replies Latest reply on Aug 9, 2013 8:35 AM by BethMcLaughlin

    Manually filled date field keeps changing

    BethMcLaughlin

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      Manually filled date field keeps changing

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           When I create a simple field in the header or footer for the date (to be filled maunaully by the user) the date changes and/or disappears when other parts of the form are "clicked" on.  There is no formula - the field is simply "Today's Date" with the entry format set to date. Is anyone else having similar problems?

        • 1. Re: Manually filled date field keeps changing
          philmodjunk

               Am I correct that your "form" displays multiple records at the same time?

               Even though the field is located in the header, you are entering the date into that field for just one record. In Browse Mode, that field will display its value from the current record so you enter a date and then click on a different record to make it the current record and the field now displays data from the new current record and your date disappears or changes.

               In preview mode or when printing/saving as PDF, that same header field will display data from the record positioned at the top of each page so you can find the data changing with each page of your preview or print out.

               You can define this field to have global storage (this is a field option specified in manage | Database | Fields) and then it will store one value for all the records in your table and then you will not have this issue.

          • 2. Re: Manually filled date field keeps changing
            BethMcLaughlin

                 Thank you so much! That did it!