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Auto-populate current month name in layout with FM13

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I want to create a field that auto-populates the name of the current month (MonthName). I would also like to auto-populate a field with the current year. I copied fields from a starter solution I found them in… but can't seem to get the field to auto-populate in my layout.

 

I found a thread that addresses this (http://forums.filemaker.com/posts/ed41960dd2) exactly, but it suggests doing what I've already done.

 

For the month field, I created a field named "Current Month Name." It's a global text field that is supposed to auto-populate from this calculation: MonthName ( Get ( CurrentDate ) ). I placed this field in my layout, switched to browse mode… and it's just an empty field. 

 

Similar for the "Current Year" field…except the calculation is: Year (Get ( CurrentDate ) ). 

 

I am a NOOB... So any explanation as to why I can't get this to function would be greatly appreciated. Are

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For the month field, I created a field named "Current Month Name." It's a global text field that is supposed to auto-populate from this calculation: MonthName ( Get ( CurrentDate ) )

 

It's not supposed to be a global field, I think (you didn't tell us what is the purpose of having this field and its "Current Year" sibling).

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