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Bug: Global date fields in find mode lose date formatting

Question asked by scott2si on Feb 2, 2010
Latest reply on Feb 10, 2010 by TSGal

Summary

Bug: Global date fields in find mode lose date formatting

Description of the issue

Here's another bug in FileMaker Pro: Put a global date field on a layout. Apply custom date formatting to it (for example, make the field display the date like this: "Tuesday, February 2, 2009"). In browse mode, the custom date formatting shows up just fine. However, once you switch into find mode, FileMaker ignores any custom date formatting that you have applied and it always shows that date like "2/2/09".  This may not seem to be a big deal to the FileMaker engineers, but it really is an important issue because in complex databases where relationships are based on these global date fields, the user may need to see the day of the week to know which relational records he is searching on. I have a very elaborate FileMaker system where the users need exactly this functionality, yet it cannot be done currently because of this bug. Thanks,Scott 

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