1 Reply Latest reply on Jan 5, 2011 10:32 PM by ralvy

    Date Field Library corruption

    ralvy

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      Date Field Library corruption

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      Using FMPA 11 v2 on a Win XP SP3 box. Data Separation model.

      Today I noticed that, in a particular solution, if I do an Insert Field
      into any layout, and choose a Date field, my choices in the Data
      Formatting section of Inspector show boxes where numbers are supposed to
      be. However, if I choose to make a copy of an existing Date field in a
      layout, all is well. I just can't use Insert Field for Date fields anymore.

      If I do choose to use Insert Field, and choose to use a Custom Format
      for a Date field, I can enter numbers in the mask, but the field will
      display only boxes for numbers. I can enter data in the field, and they
      appear as numbers during data entry, but when the field is saved, I see
      only boxes.

      Recover reports no problems with the UI file. FMDiff reports no problems
      with the UI file. However, if I run Recover on the UI file, the
      Recovered file doesn't have this problem. Date field formatting is back
      to normal.

      Is there a way to have Recover recover the appropriate library (assuming
      that's the problem) without my solution being marked as having been
      recovered?

        • 1. Re: Date Field Library corruption
          ralvy

          A fellow developer suggested this had to do with Number Formatting as Japanese format. I found I had inadvertantly changed Date formatting to Full Width in that part of the Inspector at some point in the past. I have no idea when that happened. Changing it to Half Width solved this problem.