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Certain fields are never editable directly. These include the five built-in fields, all formula fields, and all lookup fields. In addition fields that were at one time reference fields can behave in such a way that they don't display either a read-only or an editable value. Here is the situation that creates these former uneditable reference fields.

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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.

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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.

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