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Table field turns into a variable -- what is going on here?

Question asked by gczychi on Nov 1, 2013
Latest reply on Nov 1, 2013 by gczychi

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Table field turns into a variable -- what is going on here?

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     Hi,

     this is a little bit weird and I haven't sen this before.

     I define a field  Person::Adresszeile_1

     When I close the Database Management window, everything works as usual. But when I open an Edit Expression dialog box (any will do), add this field to a function, it gets automagically converted into:

Person::${Adresszeile_1}

     What exactly is happening here? I am quite sure that characters, numbers and the underscore are perfectly valid for field names. I would love to know what Filemaker 12 is doing here.

     Maybe this trick (?) can be used somewhere else to reference a field, where you only can reference variables? Imagine for a moment what this could do in a Let statement, where you can only assign values to variables…

      

     Thanks a lot for any explanation!

      

     Gary

      

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