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export destroys number formatting

Question asked by carukukatata on Oct 29, 2018
Latest reply on Oct 29, 2018 by carukukatata

Hey All,


thanks for any comment to my following problem in advance!


The situation:


I currently wrote a very basic (but very specific) export tool for my current filemaker DB.

Part of it is the "Export Records [ ]" function.

In one table (named "calculations") I have a field (named "version") which is a number field with the calculation value "Right ( "000" & Version ; 3 )" to always have a three digit number value. I use it as a number field to be able to version up from "001" to "002" for example (this version up's have no maximum value and need to work like "old version+1").


The problem:

After exporting the values of this field into an excel file everything get's a different formatting like:

001 --> 1

002 --> 2

003 --> 3

This results in weird problems for other fields, which are concatenations of several field entires (including this version-field).


Is there any way to avoid the formatting change and export my version field in the correct way like "001"?