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10.7: FileMaker Pro Advanced 11 Date fields showing Asian Characters. Apps
After upgrading to Lion, Many of my databases would no longer show dates that were in the default format. Instead they showed Asian characters for the year. This is despite an early post on Apple's compatibility site that FMP 11 did not have that problem. Only Pre 11. But it still does. The solution can be tedious for large FMP systems with lots of windows with many date fields but for now this is the only solution. A FileMaker update which corrects this is promised for August.

You must go to each date field, or select several at once, and change them to a CUSTOM date format. You can make the custom format the exact same as the default, and it will still correct the problem. If you select several date fields at once to change their format, make sure the only thing you change is the format. (A good hint in itself.)

[crarko adds: Yes, it's obscure, but there are a lot of FileMaker users out there. Let is know if this works.]
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10.7: FileMaker Pro Advanced 11 Date fields showing Asian Characters.
Authored by: chrisrosa on Jul 26, '11 07:56:15AM

FWIW, same issue with the FMP 10 client. Haven't tried the fix yet. Will probably hold out on Lion deployment until FileMaker has a fix.



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10.7: FileMaker Pro Advanced 11 Date fields showing Asian Characters.
Authored by: rafa espada on Jul 26, '11 08:03:32AM
in the Filemaker Knowledge Base there are a several articles about Filemaker and Lion Compatibility http://ttiki.com/30562 << filemaker link
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10.7: FileMaker Pro Advanced 11 Date fields showing Asian Characters.
Authored by: xgoetzfried on Jul 26, '11 08:59:19AM

Or just go to »File options/Text« and switch from »Always use the actual system settings« (point 1) to »Always use the saved settings of the file« (point 2) [Since I do not use an English system, wording may be different.]
The did the job for me for all dates in the file at once.



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