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Standardize Phone Number Display

Convert numbers in a phone field to standard display. For example, when I type in 4257083456, it automatically gets converted to (425) 708-3456

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  • Gene Ferris commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    In my case, in addition to entering new numbers, I have a legacy db from 2012/3 with hundreds of phone and fax numbers in various formats.

    My wish, going forward, option to force format in data entry form fields/subfields selectable from a list. My current desire would be "." or "-" sub field delimiters, and Diane's (xxx) xxx-xxxx
    Bigger wish, for the format update to be applied to the entire db, either en masse or when records are accessed or exported.
    Is there a utility macro that could perform this translation??

    My reason for this wish... I am developing a print version of our membership directory with pages for each of our 9 buildings (8 to 14 Membership records per page) plus Alpha list .

  • Joanna Straub commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes, please convert numbers to standard format. Also make it so I can click on a phone number in the app and it will dial the phone number!

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