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added new field but can't search it

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added new field but can't search it

I just modified my existing layout and changed the field "Department" to "Project Name".  When I try to run a lookup on "other fields" I see the new field name "Project Name" in the list.  However, when I search by Project Name nothing comes up.  If I run a search on other fields and use "department"(the original field name) I get the results I am looking for.  Is there anyway to change this so I get results when searching by the new field name I assigned?

 

Thanks.


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Accepted by topic author lifter10
‎09-25-2015 03:20 AM
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Re: added new field but can't search it

It sounds like you only changed the layout, not the actual field name in Tools | Define Fields.

 

For what it's worth, many of the fields in the upper part of the standard layout are core fields in the database and I would suggest not changing those fields. It's better to add a new field rather than rename one of those fields. 

Roy Laudenslager
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Accepted by topic author lifter10
‎09-25-2015 03:20 AM
Platinum Elite Contributor
Posts: 6,652
Country: USA

Re: added new field but can't search it

It sounds like you only changed the layout, not the actual field name in Tools | Define Fields.

 

For what it's worth, many of the fields in the upper part of the standard layout are core fields in the database and I would suggest not changing those fields. It's better to add a new field rather than rename one of those fields. 

Roy Laudenslager
ACT! Certified Consultant
ACT! Report Expert
Durkin Impact Report Designer
www.techbenders.com
royel@techbenders.com
541-343-8129
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Posts: 9
Country: United States

Re: added new field but can't search it

Thanks for the help.  I will go back and add the field instead of changing it.