Corrupted record - how it happened and how to recover it?

Discussion created by g@briellelevenson on Apr 17, 2012
Latest reply on Nov 30, 2016 by Claw'd

Does anyone know what causes a corrupted record, where every field displays a question mark instead of your data? I've never seen this before, and now my very first record created in my database is displaying as question marks (out of 2500 records).


This is definitely a record that used to contain data and now contains nothing. Interestingly enough, if I search by the data that I know used to be in any of those fields, this record shows up as a search result. Which means the data is still hiding in there somewhere.


My worst case scenario here is that I have to delete this record (if I even can) and create a new one in its place, without understanding what caused it or how to prevent it from happening again.


Any thoughts?

Thanks in advance!