in the calculated auto-enter option of that field, put this calculation:
Self = "IEP¶File-Holder" or Self ="File-Holder¶IEP" ; Self ;
GetValue ( Self ; ValueCount ( Self ) )
Remember to uncheck the box: "Do not replace existing value of field..."
Holy smokes, that was incredibly easy! I knew a more economical way had to exist. It works perfectly! I'm still in the steep part of the FM learning curve so most innovative approaches like this don't just present themselves. You just helped me bounce forward a little in that search for FM knowledge and experience. Thanks so much, raybaudi.