Thanks for reply.
In fact, I already thought this could be and checked position via Inspector and Top Position and Height of list_price (not visible) are the same as price (visible) as well as all other fields in Portal.
I've just changed line spacing for list_price to zero (it was set to 1) as set for price, and, voilà, list-price now appears (btw both are and were with right adjustment).
Why does it happen?
Do I have to specify a "maximum number of characters" for the field instead of setting line spacing to zero?
Now, if I delete the Portal Row via script, all is deleted. So it seems I've been able to explain to FM what I want.
This is caused because the length of the result of the calculation, is longer that the width of the enclosing rectangle [for the specified Font Size/Style].
Try a smaller font or stretching the Calc field to be Wider.
Font, size and style of list_price and list were the same (Courier New, 10, Bold, field width 51pt, height 15 pt, fixed 2 decimals, thousands separator). This is enough for values up to 9.999,99 (max value for both fields is actualy around 200,00 and will arive to 9.999,99 decades after I'm gone).
list_price is not a calculated but a number field with calculation formula given in field definition and field entry unckecked. The formula is something like
If ( item <> "" ; Round ( valueA * valueB ; 2 ) ; "" ).
If the result is so big that it can't be visible in the " too small" field list_price, why does it appear in price after Set Field ?
I've stretched list_price up to around 200 width and 150 height, after setting line spacing to 1 and nothing appeared.
All this is just to understand how I have to speak to FM to explain my will (I'm a skilled RPGII and RPGIII programmer and knows somethin about databases, relations, etc.)
Thanks a lot, Jim.
- deleting a portal row with Delete Portal Row  all fields are deleted but list_price appears
- list_price was inserted in the portal after its creation (as another calculated value field which works fine)
This comment is what was driving my suggestions. List_Price appears to not be part of the Portal since it was NOT deleleted.
Double check the relationship graph and perhaps the change to 0 iines adjusted the height correctely.
Since I dont have a copy of your DB, I can only act as informed listener. I never meant to imply your knowledge of FMP was limited. Your first post was abundantly clear on you troubleshooting skills.
It sounds like it is now working, but I have never had to resort to your "work around" solution.
Good Luck with FM...
PS: if you find a reason in future, let the forum know of it.
Never felt your comment offensive to me. My last sentence was just an info about my knowledge about databases admitting my difficulty in learning a "new language".
Sorry for the misunderstanding.
Thanks a lot again.