2 Replies Latest reply on Mar 31, 2016 9:49 AM by PepEspunyes

    Converting TEXT fields to calculation fields sets the result to NUMBER

    PepEspunyes

      FileMaker Version: all of them

      System: Mac

      How to reproduce:

       

      - Create a TEXT field.

      - Close the Manage Database window.

      - Open the Manage Database window again.

      - Change the field to be a calculation, dismiss the dialog.

      - The result of the calculation is NUMBER.

       

      Expected result: the result of the calculation should be the same of the original field definition. In this case, text.

       

      Yesterday I changed 1.200 global text fields to global calculations. So I had to change the result from number to text 1.200 times. Thanks God that the resulting fields were still global, not indexed.

       

      By the way, cold you please give us a way to dismiss that dialog? Dismissing it 1.200 times in a row was also a pain in the ass.

       

      Thanks for listening.