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#1 imoree  master

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 03:15 AM

Am i that insane that i just dont understand why this is happening. I checked forums all over and the net, no answer.

Can someone tell me why this is happening.

All of my fields are not editable such as changing the number to display currency,etc,

here is a screenshot:
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#2 Vaughan  Mostly Harmless

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 03:45 AM

Is the field a number field? Also, you have the time options selected in the inspector.
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Posted 31 August 2011 - 03:53 AM

is the field is calculation field
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Posted 31 August 2011 - 04:11 AM

text & 2 are lookups & 1 calculation field.

Never had this happen before? is this something new/?
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Posted 31 August 2011 - 04:45 AM

As Vaughan says, check the field's data type. You cannot format a Text field (or a calculation field with result type set to Text) as currency.
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Posted 31 August 2011 - 05:18 AM

wow. I feel like a complete dunce now. Thanks... : )
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