exact form: fields displaying incorrectly

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My exact form is not displaying the way it should according to my settings.

1) pcar # should not have a comma

  • setting show "simple number" with no separators
  • reports show correctly, exact form shows with comma

2) Initated by should be full name, not email address

  • settings show "full name"
  • reports show correctly with full name, exact form shows email address

Does anyone know how I can fix this?

Thank you in advance!

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Posted 5 years ago

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I had the same problem with the user name. I made a formula text field and pointed it at my user field:

UserToName([Initiated By], "FF")

I haven't tried it with the number, but my suspicion is that you could create a formula text field that would work:


The form shouldn't add commas if it thinks it's text.
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I also created a formula text field that I then used in my ExactForm.
The exact form needed to show two number, the 1st one (a formula numeric) did not show commas, the 2nd one did and was a filed created by a relationship to aonther table.
My formula text field looks like:
"Install #"&[Install Number]&", Ship #"&[Shipment Number]
And now the commas have disappeared from the "Shipment number"
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In this formula, the one posted by Patrick, what is the meaning/purpose of "FF"? Can anyone tell me, please?

UserToName([Initiated By], "FF")

It means First name first as opposed to LF which is Last name First.  John Smith    vs   Smith, John
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Thank you, I realized it 1 minute after posting. Much appreciated.