Temporarily clear the "Prohibit modification" check box on the auto-enter tab in field options.
Its not checked.
I checed that before i requested help.
The only boxes that are checked are to allow usere to overide during data entry
There are only two ways that I know of that can produce an error message telling you that the field is not modifiable (with those precise words):
1) You are editing a field of type calculation
2) You are editing a field where the "prohibit modification" check box is selected.
Hmmm, maybe if you worked at it an wrote a custom validation message that said the same thing you could also get this message with a validation rule being violated, but that's really pushing it!
If i changed it to a text field that will eliminate andy possible calculation, and the box is not checked...
Ive written 99% of the program, ive had help... if they are using another field and referencing my id to calculate that field that would block me correct?
What circumstance would you use the id for a calculation?
The id field itself would have to be a field of type calculation. Perhaps the field you are attempting to edit isn't really the Id field, but a calculation field used to display the value of your id field.