Use formula « NAME » for a Number list

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Use formula « NAME » for a Number list


The NAME function always returns the #ID and not the display name.

I need another function that could returns the display name.


If this function doesn’t exist, I’m looking for a solution to switch from a list format to a text format.

So I’ll be able to concatenate.

The difficulty is: the format list used is different from the one in the column <<applies to>>:




Thanks in advance



You can get the display name of a numbered list by clicking on the display name property from edit mode.

  • Set your line item to TEXT format.
  • Double click on the formula bar to set yourself into edit mode
  • Open the list
  • Go to properties
  • Click on the "Display Name"

Ideally, you would enter this line item in a systems module and refer to it there, not the list. 

Jared Dolich
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Still helping me out in the A4A afterlife, thank you, Jared!