Converting TEXT fields to calculation fields sets the result to NUMBER

Discussion created by PepEspunyes on Mar 29, 2016
Latest reply on Mar 31, 2016 by 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.