1 Reply Latest reply on Dec 22, 2011 3:13 PM by TSGal

    Evaluate ( "Self" ) in auto enter calc isn't supported



      Evaluate ( "Self" ) in auto enter calc isn't supported


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      Description of the issue

      I want to reference a field in its own auto-enter calculation, without causing the calc to trigger when the field itself is changed.

      This should be accomplished by using Evaluate ( "Self" ), but this expression returns an error.

      A discussion of this issue can be found here:

      Expected result

      When used inside an auto-enter calculation, Evaluate ( "Self" ) should return the same results as Self.

      Actual result

      When wrapping Self in an Evaluate ( ie Evaluate ( "Self" )  ), the result is a question mark.

      Exact text of any error message(s) that appear

      Wrapping Evaluate ( "Self" ) in EvaluationError(), returns 1225. "The function is not supported in this context."