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losing all my data?

I read the other posts and I am not sure if they answered my question or not as I did not really understand them :-(

I have several value lists that contain course names for my school's classes. One value list is Reading in that list is

6/1

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Remedial

you get the idea. These are shown on a layout as a radio button since they can only have one of each.

In order to do our scheduling in an easy to use format I really need the course numers in that list instead of the course name. When I changed 6/1 to 10000010 all my records that had the radio button 6/1 selected were no longer there. The choice was blank.

Is there a way to change the items in a value list without losing all my entered information?

Oh and on the layout where it simply showed what was chosen in that list it never changed to the number it still showed the 6/1 (this was not a radio button or anything just a field showing the text)

Any help will be greatly appreciated as I am totally lost on this.

CMack

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Oh and on the layout where it simply showed what was chosen in that list it never changed to the number it still showed the 6/1 (this was not a radio button or anything just a field showing the text)

You didn't lose any information as you can plainly see. You still have 6/1 selected. Simply changing a valuelist isn't going to change the data in a field with which it's associated. You would have to manually (or script) a replace in the field to change 6/1 to 10000010. Changing a valuelist only changes what you can select from a list/menu/checkbox/radio button and what values are marked as selected.

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Ok I understand now. I am not sure why that was confusing me so. I thank you. I guess I will have to do a replace for those values as scripting certainly is not my cup of tea. :-)

Thanks for clearing that up for me.

CMack

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