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I want to show a record's record number in one of its fields. I have tried using a calculated field set equal to Status (CurrentRecordID) but when I look at it in browse mode, nothing displays in the field. Does this have anything to do with the fact that this function returns a hexadecimal number? Is there another way to accomplish this goal?

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I guess I wasn't clear. There is no found set. The record number I want to display is the same number that appears on the little Rolodex-like icon that shows up on the left in Browse mode, the one that lets you scroll through the records by clicking it.

Yes, the calc result is formatted as a number.

I didn't do anything that I'm aware of to make the text invisible. How would I check that?

As for the hexadecimal, I'm glad it's not; I was just going by what it said in the Help notes.

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Set the field to unstored. But RecordID isn't what you want. RecordID is an internal number used by Filemaker. Once it is assigned in never changes. The easiest way to display the record number is to use the insert command in tha layout mode. This will put @@ on the layout which displays the record number just like the Rolodex.

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