I've never used repeating fields.
Can I do any of the following? If so, what is the function used in a calculation?
-- create a button that will go to the next blank repeat and enter the current date?
-- find the most recent date entered in the list? (presumably the last, but not necessarily)
-- find the total number of repeats entered? (for example, if there were 5 separate dates entered, the calc would return "5")
Thanks in advance.
1. You can try to loop through the reps to see if it is empty. Try a script such as:
Set Variable [ $k; $k + 1 ]
If [ not IsValid ( YourRepeatingField [ $k ] ) ]
Exit Script 
If [ not IsEmpty ( YourRepeatingField [ $k ] ) ]
Set Field [ YourRepeatingField [ $k ]; "Whatever value" ]
2. Max ( YourRepeatingField )
3. Count ( YourRepeatingField )
I'm pretty much a newbie so bear with me.
I'm trying to do the exact same thing but when I use the script provided a) it overwrites the value in the first repeat or b) if there's nothing in that field it does nothing.
Also, I'm using v10 and when I enter the script I can't enter it like it's written. On the set variable line no matter what I do it puts Set Variable [$k; Value: $k + 1]. Am I doing something wrong or is this OK?
Is there a way that run this and change the value on several records being browsed at once?
What are you trying to do? Why are you using repeating fields?