GM is not accepting selection from F2 Lookup for SOURCE field when using "force input", for certain F2 values if there is not a space between the last character and the two backslashes.

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    GM is not accepting selection from F2 Lookup for SOURCE field when using "force input", for certain F2 values if there is not a space between the last character and the two backslashes.

     

    Error: The Type list field requires a valid entry.

    Please select a value from the F2 lookup list, or click "new" to create your own value for selection.

     



    [Steps to Prepare]

    1. In the source field, add a field entry of PBE//Powder Bulk Engineering (no spaces between PBE and //)
    2. In the source field, add another similar field entry of PBE ABC//Powder Bulk Engineering ABC (no space between ABC and //)
    3. In the F2 Field Setup, select "Force valid input"

    [Steps]

    1. In contact record, edit Company field.
    2. Tab through the rest of the contact record.
    3. When it gets to Source field, select PBE//Powder Bulk Engineering.

    [Results]
    If you keep trying to select or select the red X , it errors with "The source code requires a valid entry. Please select a value from the F2 lookup list or click NEW to create your own value for selection".

    [NOTE]
    PBE//Powder Bulk Engineering and PBE ABC//Powder Bulk Engineering ABC are example data.

     


    Resolution

     

    1. Select the F2 lookup in the Source field.
    2. Select the field entry that you would like to edit (example: PBE//Powder Bulk Engineering)
    3. Select edit.
    4. In the F2 entry window, add a space between PBE and // .