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Calculated column problem

  Asked By: Grace    Date: Jan 13    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 2883

V2 question:

I created a calculated column in a custom list with this formula:

When I first created the column, it worked. I had to manually type
the [ID] because it wasn't one of my column options to add to the

Later, I created a new list item and realized the calculated column
was just showing as
w/out the item ID # at the end.

I went back in to modify the column, and I noticed that my brackets
had been removed. When I put them back in and saved again, the
latest list item was updated and now showed both the URL and the
correct ID # at the end. I tested 3 more times, and the same thing
happened each time.

Is there any way to make sure my brackets don't get stripped? The ID
column is a legit column, so I don't see why I can't use it in a
calculated column. Why isn't it one of my default options to add to
the formula?



1 Answer Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Katy Patton     Answered On: Jan 13

Don't know why Microsoft prevents us from using the ID column. IIRC, the
brackets are always removed  from all formulas.

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