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The best way to do this is to flip the problem around on its head.

1) Instead of making the date field a formula field, make it a plain date field.

2) Then remove the choice of "Complete" from your multiple choice "Status" field.

3) Create a formula text field called "Computed Status".

4) Put the following formula into the formula property of the "Computed Status" field.

February 5th, 2009 - 6:02 PM

In order to show a portion of a particular field's data on a report and/or form, you need to take these two steps:

1) Create a new formula field that will hold the subset of the original field's data, and

2) Add the new formula field to the forms and reports where you want the condensed field showing.

February 5th, 2009 - 6:02 PM

1. On the Table bar, open the table containing the field.

2. Click Settings.

3. Choose Fields.

4. There is an optional column here showing the fid's. If you don't see it, click Advanced Options, check the "Field id" checkbox and click Save.

February 5th, 2009 - 6:02 PM

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