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Use System Formats not File Format gets mixed up function results of date fields

Question asked by FileKraft on Mar 13, 2015
Latest reply on Jun 10, 2015 by FileKraft

Summary

Use System Formats not File Format gets mixed up function results of date fields

Product

FileMaker Pro

Version

13v5

Operating system version

Mac and Win same bug

Description of the issue

getNthRecord ( Table::DateField ; AnyValidRecNum ) returns the date in File Setting

Date Viewer shows same field referred directly as Table::DateField in System Settings as expected

Steps to reproduce the problem

create a clone of a file originated with US English System Settings
open the file by a British OS using System Settings
now file has stored International System Setting
Date s are displayed DDMMYYYY
switch the file to use system settings and open on US Englisch OS

getNthRecord ( Table::DateField ; AnyValidRecNum ) returns the date in File Setting

Date Viewer shows same field referred directly as Table::DateField in System Settings as expected

Expected result

Date Format should be consistent everywhere by any date field displayed

Actual result

mixed date formatting

Exact text of any error message(s) that appear

no error - but data gets compromised because sometimes days and month numbers switch

Configuration information

on all computers tested - windows PC - macs ..

Workaround

rewriting date fields with tagged coding -  very tedious

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