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Some of my entries appear in red text. What happened?

The field containing red values is a multiple-choice field. The red values are "orphaned" values. An orphaned value is an choice that was removed from the list, but still appears in some records. By showing that entry in red, QuickBase is alerting you to this disconnect. If you add that entry back to the multiple-choice list, those values will appear in black again. To do so, you must edit the field's properties. (To learn how, please see our Change the Properties of a Field help topic.)

If ALL your entries are red, perhaps someone changed the format of your text field from "type-in" to "multiple-choice" by mistake. You can change it back to "type-in" without losing any data. Again, to fix this, edit the field's properties (please see link in preceding paragraph).

If USER values appear in red, please see our Manage Users in an Application help topic to learn how to correct the problem.



re: One value in red - not an orphan



My name is Brian from QuickBase Support. If you could visit , I'll be happy to take a look at this. Creating a case for this helps us to track our work, but more importantly it allows us to share private information about your app privately.


If you can request in the case that it be forwarded to me, that would be great!




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One value in red - not an orphan

When we uploaded from a spreadsheet, only one field was in red. This value is in a multi-choice table we use many times daily - not an orphan.

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