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Concatenate giving wrong value (date instead of integer)

This is a weird error. 


I am concatenating an integer database field from  (Formula:  Concatenate("#", Text(CurrentProj.VolunteerProjectInstanceID)). The result that I am getting is #12/31/1969 4:00PM  Aside:  I have no idea what this date is or where it would come from.


When I copy the field, I get the correct response #15.  If I edit the field, it will display the correct response. 


It has worked correctly in past.  Only in the last 2 or 3 weeks have users been contacting me about a weird value appearing instead of the project number. I am scratching my head and have come to my wits end.  I have republished the app multiple times.  The attached PNG is a visual of what is described above.


Thanks for your consideration.

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Re: Concatenate giving wrong value (date instead of integer)

Hi @ToddM1 

Did you check the value of the field from its data source?


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Re: Concatenate giving wrong value (date instead of integer)

The field, CurrentProj.VolunteerProjectInstanceID, is defined as an Integer and only integers are stored in that field when I query the SQL database.


The reason it doesn't make any sense is:

  1. If I copy the field, I get the correct calculation. 
  2. If I create a new field and recreate the forumula, I get the correct calculation.  
  3. If I edit the field, I get the correct calculation


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