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Date formats become mixed and cause failure in FMP 12

Question asked by SEMJ on Jun 16, 2012
Latest reply on Jun 18, 2012 by philmodjunk


Date formats become mixed and cause failure in FMP 12


FileMaker Pro



Operating system version

Mac OS X 10.7

Description of the issue

I am using the latest demo version before buying version 12.

I have moved a database developed in FM 11 Advanced which otherwise worked fine.

I have a drop down box based on a value list of dates generated by a relationship dependent on a unique identifier of subjects. This worked fine in FM 11 but returns a "?" in version 12. Some playing has got it to produce dates in US format but I am based in the UK and all other dates in the database are in DD/MM/YYYY format. This causes a failure based on dates being in the incorrect format. I can see no way to fix this manually and cannot be bothered with a workaround. I will stick with version 11 until 12 is fixed.

Expected result

Dates in DD/MM/YYYY format throughout the database as MM/DD/YYYY format causes failure.

Exact text of any error message(s) that appear

Generic error message telling me that the date is not in format DD/MM/YYYY and asking me to revert the field to previous state.


Further calculation field to try to change format of dates back to UK format may fix it I guess.