Many years ago I created this routine to keep long ID number short. I just pulled this out of my hundreds of FM files to use the routine in a file I am working on. So I thought it a good idea to post it here, in case someone else might want to use it. It's in FM10, but you can open it in the latest version. I typically keep files that are used in more recent file construction, so that I can have them both active at the same time.