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Opportunity Status Listed as Numbers?

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Copper Contributor
Posts: 29
Country: USA

Opportunity Status Listed as Numbers?

When buidling an Advanced Query using the status field i have to enter the search as number 0 through 3 instead of Open, Closed Won, Closed Lost, or Inactive.  Is this normal?  We are using v17.

 

Thanks,

Tony

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Posts: 6,867
Country: USA

Re: Opportunity Status Listed as Numbers?

Yes, why store alpha when a number is simpler. The same reason that False is stored as 0 and True as -1.

Roy Laudenslager
Retired ACT! Certified Consultant
ACT! Report Expert
Durkin Impact Report Designer
Copper Contributor
Posts: 29
Country: USA

Re: Opportunity Status Listed as Numbers?

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 Just wanted to confirm as on our previous ACT 2008 version it was still using the full text for the status field.

 

Thanks,

Tony

Platinum Elite Contributor
Posts: 6,867
Country: USA

Re: Opportunity Status Listed as Numbers?

No it wasn't, that was just a program interpretation of the numeric value.

Roy Laudenslager
Retired ACT! Certified Consultant
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Durkin Impact Report Designer
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Re: Opportunity Status Listed as Numbers?

You are right Roy but it confuses the average user and the designers would have been better to keep the interpretation in so users put in what they see in ACT.